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Will Draw Back Pay - Indian Affairs - 1901


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 12/28/2016 at 17:39:54

Dubuque Daily Telegraph – May 3, 1901

Will Draw Back Pay

Toledo, May 3, - Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones visited the Indian Agency here and had a meeting with 200 of the tribe. He came for the purpose of straightening out the matter for back pay for those Indians who refused to accept it from the agent here. The meeting was an exciting one, and the Indians showed considerable irritation during the interview. The Indians will draw on one year’s back annuity today at their land in Tama County; also the money held by Agent Malin, as guardian, by appointment of the district court. This amount is about $1,100. The balance of the back annuities, about $20,000, is to be paid in the next thirty days. Commissioner Jones suggested that milder terms be used in the treatment of the Indians here and that so far as possible the use of force should be avoided.


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