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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Authority to affix the seal to a treaty with the Shoshonee Goship Indians].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04328 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 17 January 1865 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 25.3 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Lincoln authorizes a treaty with the Shoshonee Goship (Goshute) Bands of Indians dated October 12, 1863. The treaty was made at Tuilla Valley, Utah Territory. Brigadier General P. Edward Connor, commander of the military district of Utah, and Commissioner James Duane Doty, governor and acting superintendent of Indian affairs in Utah Territory, represented the United States. A chief named Tabby led several chiefs representing the Goshute Indians. The treaty secured peace, opened Goshute territory to emigrant travel, military posts, rail and telegraph construction, and mineral prospecting. It also stated the boundaries of the band's territory, gave the president power to remove the Goshute to reservations, and assured payment for activities encroaching on their way of life.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyTreatyAmerican Indian HistoryWestward ExpansionFrontiers and ExplorationMilitary HistoryCivil WarRailroadTelegraphInfrastructureImmigration and MigrationMining

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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