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|Title||Letter [manuscript]: 1870 May 25|
|Author||Andrews, Christopher Columbus (1829-1922)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: May 25, 1870, letter from Andrews to E. B. Washburne, U.S. minister to France, regarding the direction of U.S. Indian affairs. Citing particular failures in Indian policy (a smallpox epidemic among the Gros Ventres and the depressed condition of the Indians of northern Minnesota), Andrews proposes that the Indians be converted into productive taxpaying citizens by employing first-rate businessmen to superintend their transition.|
|Names||Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895); Washburne, Elihu Benjamin (1816-1887)|
|Places||Stockholme, Sweden; Minnesota, United States; Paris, France|
|Keywords||economy, smallpox, epidemic, personal account, politics, cultural assimilation, Office of Indian Affairs, government relations, expenses|
|Theme||American Indians and the US Government|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
|Culture Area||Northeast, Great Plains, Southeast|
Andrews was a Minnesota lawyer and author, appointed U.S. minister to Sweden in 1869 by Ulysses S. Grant.
FINAL PAGE READS: Endorsement: Respectfully referred to Genl. Parker, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Genl. Andrews is the Minister to Sweden and a most intelligent man. E.B. Washburne Legation of the United States. Paris, June 2, 1870.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT box Ayer MS 22|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|