Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs

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Seite 312 - an act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers...
Seite 155 - And what is quite remarkable in this counexion, the interpreters agree with them, as does also Major L. Head, their agent, in these assertions. In reply to my remark to them that they had agreed to this treaty and its amendments, they said it was snch an agreement as the buffalo makes with his hunters when pierced with arrows : all he can do is to lie down and cease every attempt at escape or resistance. They said the Great Father at Washington had sent them soldiers with guns and all the means of...
Seite 307 - And shall have exclusive cognizance of all crimes and offences cognizable under the authority of the United States, except where this act otherwise provides, or the laws of the United States shall otherwise direct, and concurrent jurisdiction with the district courts of the crimes and offences cognizable therein.
Seite 309 - Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes.' Commerce with foreign nations, without doubt, means commerce between citizens of the United States and citizens or subjects of foreign governments, as individuals. And so commerce with the Indian tribes means commerce with the individuals composing those tribes.
Seite 313 - ... packages, and peltries of such person, shall be seized and delivered to the proper officer, and shall be proceeded against by libel In the proper court, and forfeited, one half to the informer and the other half to the use of the United States ; and if such person be a trader his license shall be revoked and his bond put In suit.
Seite 309 - In reference to all matters of this kind, it is the rule of this court to follow the action of the executive and other political departments of the government, whose more special duty it is to determine such affairs.
Seite 312 - ... conditioned that such person will faithfully observe all the laws and regulations made for the government of trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and in no respect violate the same.
Seite 251 - ... shall be due and payable half-yearly ; and in case either of the above officers shall neglect or refuse to perform any of the duties of his office, he shall forfeit his salary, and his office shall be declared vacant, and another shall be appointed to fill the office.
Seite 250 - ... destroy the same, and shall use such force as may be necessary for such purpose. Should the owner resist, and endeavor to commit bodily harm upon the person engaged in spilling or destroying said liquor, he shall be taken into custody by the sheriff, and be punished as an offender against the law. Sec. 13. The sheriff may lawfully compel any man or any number of men, ministers of the Gospel excepted, to assist in capturing any person who shall violate these laws. Sec. 14. Whoever shall offer...
Seite 309 - ... tribes." Commerce with foreign nations, without doubt, means commerce between citizens of the United States and citizens or subjects of foreign governments, as individuals. And so commerce with the Indian tribes, means commerce with the individuals composing those tribes. The act before us describes this precise kind of traffic or commerce, and, therefore, comes within the terms of the constitutional provision. Is there anything in the fact that this power is to be exercised within the limits...

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