Claim of Dakota Territory. Letter from the Secretary of War, Relative to the Claim of Dakota Territory for Pay, &c., of Troops in the Indian War of 1862

Territorial Claims from the Dakota War of 1862

Claim of Dakota Territory. Letter from the Secretary of War, Relative to the Claim of Dakota Territory for Pay, &c., of Troops in the Indian War of 1862

Notes: A Congressional reprint of three documents related to requests for reimbursement to the Dakotas for the expenses of the Sioux Uprising of 1862, which was still percolating through government channels after a full decade.

The document lists some 300 Dakota militia members, most of whom were owed $51, along with the sums paid to their suppliers. It also includes background information on the militias and the Dakota War of 1862. "Every able-bodied [white] man relied upon himself and his trusty rifle to defend his household from the nightly expected attack of the knife and the tomahawk, until the isolated settlers could assemble together and throw up their hasty fortifications for mutual protection" (p. 7).

42d Congress, 2d Session. House of Representatives Ex. Doc. No. 230. April 2, 1872. 9 pages.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A fine copy; sewn as issued; never bound.

Publication: [Washington, DC]: (n.p.), 1872.

Item No: #307443

Price: $95