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Hinman, Samuel Dutton, (1839-1890) Extract from a letter from the Reverend Samuel D. Hinman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02429.56 Author/Creator: Hinman, Samuel Dutton, (1839-1890) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript letter Date: circa 1873 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 20.5 x 27 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses missionary work with the Indians along the Sioux River who renounced tribal claims and took plots of land in accordance with the Homestead Act.

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"They now been two years on their farms & they have supported themselves without any foreign aid of any kind, & their number is gradually increasing until it must soon included ...fully one half our tribe. This case is singular & commendable & shows what has never been shown before, that Indians can think for their children as well as themselves & that they are ready & willing to anything to advance their own civilization."
"I feel that this is our most interesting & promising station & that we ought to have a Church School there well sustained at least for the present."
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People: Hinman, Samuel Dutton, 1839-1890

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: American WestAmerican Indian HistoryReligionLand TransactionLawGovernment and CivicsWestward Expansion

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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