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REPORT

TO THE

SECRETARY OF WAR

OF Tin UNITED STATES,

ON INDIAN AFFAIRS,

COMPRISING A NARRATIVE OF A TOUR

PERFORMED

IN THE SUMMER OF 1820, UNDER A COMMISSION FROM THE PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASCERTAINING, FOR
THE USE OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE ACTUAL STATE OF

TAE INDIAN TRIBES IN OUR COUNTRY:

ILLUSTRATED BY A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES; ORNAMENTED BY A

CORRECT PORTRAIT OF A PAWNEE INDIAN.

BY THE REV. JEDIDIAH MORSE, D. D.
Late Ministerof the First Courrerationai Churels in Charlestown, near Boston, now resident

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Published by Davis & Force, Washington, D. C.; Cushing & Jewett, Balti.
more ; W. W. Woodward, and E. Littell, Philadelphia ; Spalding & Howe,
and R. N. Henry, New York; E. & E. Hostoru, Albany; Hos &
Spalding, New Haven; G. Goodwin & Sons, Hud on & Co. o. 1). Cooke
& Sons, Hartford ; Richardson & Lord, S. I Armstrong, Lincoln & El.
munds, Cummings & Hilliard, and G. Clark, Boston.

PRINTED BY S. CONVERSE.

1822.

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DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT, ss.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-third day of
September, in the forty-seventh year of the Independence of
the United States of America, Howe & Spalding, of the said
District, have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the

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right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words followit : " A Report to the Secretary of War of the United States on Indian Affairs, comprising a narrative of a tour performed in the summer of 1820, under a commission from the President of the United States, for the purpose of ascertaining, for the use of the Government, the actual state of the Indian tribes in our country. Illustrated by a Map of the United States ; ornamented by a correct portrait of a Pawnee Indian. By the Rev. Jedidiah Morse, D. D. late minister of the First Congregational church in Charlestown, near Boston, now resident in New-Haven."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.”

CHA'S. A. INGERSOLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut. A true copy of Record, examined and sealed by me,

CHA'S. A. INGERSOLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

INDEX.

A.

C.
ABSOROKAS, or Crow Indians, App. 252 Caddos, App. 257
Adams, J. Q. Opinion of on Indian Ti- Catholic Missionaries, App. 144
tles, App. 281

Cass, Governor, Rep. 16, App. 42, 43,
Plea before Supreme Court

324
U.S. App. 283

Canal, Erie, App. 62
Adultery, punishment for, App. 99, 135 Catawbas, Rep. 32
Agriculture &c. of Sauk and Foxes, Cato, an Indian of great wealth, App. 24
App. 126

Campagne, Baron de, App. 266
Alabama, Indians in, Rep. 33 Calhoun, J. C. circular letter of, App.
Alleghany Reservation, App. 83 290, 291
American S W. Fur Company Rep. Cherokees, Rep. 33, App. 152
55, App. 7, 30, 39, 40, 43

Population, 152
Anecdote, Rep. 72, note.

Missionary Establishment
Annuities, Indian, App. 23, 139

at Spring Place, 153
Arkansaw Territory, description of,

Establishments of the Amer-
App. 212

ican Board, 159
Arricaras, or Riccaras, App. 252

School regulations, 160
Arrapahays, App. 253

Encouraging fruits, 161
Ard, James, App. 49

Report to the Secretary of
Armstrong, Fort, murder at, Rep. 15

War, 162
Astoria, Rep. 38

Address from Dr. Worces-
Astor, John Jacob, Esq. Rep. 38

ter to the Education Fam-
Assiniboin River, Rep. 51

ilies, 164
Aus-kin-naw-wau.wish, Speech of,

Baptist establishment, 166
App. 53, 56

Progress of civilization,
Au-to-ko-ko-ne-be, Chippewa chief,

167, 199, 200
interview with, App. 140

Letter from Charles Hicks

to the Secretary of War,
B.

167
Barclay, Hon. Anthony, Rep. 16

State of the school January,
Baigne, or Pancake Point, App. 28

1822, 170
Bad River, App. 29

Advances in christianiza-
Baylies, Mr. extract of a letter from,

tion at Spring Place, 171
App. 72

Extracts from laws of the
Badger, Rev. Joseph, App. 91

Cherokee Nation, 172
Beaumont, Dr. Rep. 17

Mr. Hoyt's Rep. 177
Bell, Capt. extract from Journal of,

Boundaries and extent of
Rep. 74 note, App. 240, 254

Cherokee country, 178
Bell, Capt. John R. App. 151

Encouraging prospects, 179
Belle Point, Fort at, App. 254, 355

Progress of the children,
Blackburn, Rev. Gideon, App. 158

304
Blacksoot Indians, App. 252

Cherokees of the Arkan.
Black Hoof, App. 92

saw, App. 214
Boyd, Col. George, Rep. 14

Education establishment at
Bosen, Sock, App. 65

Dwight, 214
Boyer, a Wyandot, conversation with,

Report of Superintendants,
App. 16

215
Bowyer, Col. Rep. 40, 42, App. 57

Plan of education, 215
Brainerd, Missionary Establishment at,

War between Cherokees
App. 159 to 182

and Osages, 216
Brotherlon Indians, App. 85, 112

Visit of John Jolly, 231
Brown, Fort, App. 58
Burial of the dead, App. 137

Exemplary devotouuess,231
Darkness of Paganism, 231
Visit of Waterminnee, 232

Burnt River, App. 30

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Cherokees, Extract from Capt. Bell's Cornwall School, letter from Susannah,
Journal, 255

mother of E. Boudinot, 272
Chayene Indians, App. 251

Rev. Mr. Daggett
Chiens, or Chayennes, App. 254

to J. Morse, 272
Choctaws, Rep. 33

David Brown to the
Boundaries of their country

President of the U. S. 273
App. 182

John Ridge to do.
Missionary Establishment

275
at Eliot, 183

Israel Fulsom to do.
Mr. Kingsbury's Reports to

276
the Secretary of War, 183 Commission of the Author, Rep. 11
Property belonging to the Council Bluffs, Rep. 29, 34, 36,App.317
Establishment, 185

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Capt. Coles' Petition, 186 Columbia river, Rep. 37
Mr. Kingsbury's Report, College, Indian, Rep. 76

30th January, 1822, 187 Colonization of the Indians, Rep. 82
Establishment at Mayhew, Conclusion, Rep. 93
191

Copper rock, App. 29
School at Newell, 194 Copper, App. 41, 42
Advances of Choctaws in Connecticut, Indians in, App. 74

civilization, 197 Communication from Gentlemen at
Description of Mayhew, 197 Green Bay App. 51
Sentiments of a Choctaw Criminal laws, App. 99

chief on education, 355 Crees, Rep. 35, App. 329, 330, 332
Charge, delivered to Missionaries, App. Creeks, Rep. 32, App. 146
357

Crooks, Capt. Rep. 17, 37, 38, App. 26
Chickasaws, Rep. 33, App. 200 Creation of man, Indian ideas of, App.
Chippawas and Ottawas, App. 19, 46, 138
131

Cummings, Maj. information from, App.
Chippawa Indians, App. 27, 29, 30, 47, 140
49, 140

Customs, Indian, App. 144
Chippawa chiefs, interview with, App. Cusic, Speech of, App. 5

44
Chab-aquiddick Indians, App. 72

D.
Chicago, App. 108

Dalhousie, Governor, Rep. 20
Children, ceremony in naming, App. Dare, Fort, Rep. 51
135

Daggett, Rev.Mr. Letter from, App.272
Clark, Governor, letter from, App. 107 Detroit, Rep. 14
Claims of Indians on the United States; Descriptive eloquence, (note,) Rep. 29
Rep. 79

Delawares, App. 90, 110, 111, 112, 113,
Clark, Rev. Daniel, extract from his 115, 116, 236
discourse, Rep. 66, note

Distrust of the Indians, Rep. 89
Cla:25, Hon. William, Rep. 20 Dickson, Col. Robert, App. 49
Clinton, Governor, Rep. 16, App. 62 Distances of places, App. 49
Comauch Indians, App. 259

Diocess of New-York, extract from
Colony Indian, site for, App. 312 Journal of, App. 79, note.
Cornwall School, Rep. 78, App. 163 Divisions of Indian tribes, App. 97

Origin, progress and present Divorce, App. 105

state of, App. 264 Doxtator, Mary, Indian woman, App.
Object of the school, 264 86, 324
English and native names of Dogs used for drawing, App. 40
members, 265

Doty, Mr. Rep. 55, App. 31
Liberality o? Baron de Cam- Drummond's Island, Rep. 44, 53, 54,
pagne, 266

App. 7, 327
Letter from Elias Boudinot to Dwight, Rep. 36, App. 214
do. 267
David Brown to do,

E.
268

Education Family, station for, Rep. 14,
David Brown to J. 15, 26, 29, 39, App. 20, 26,356
Evarts Esq. 269

Education of Indian Females, Rep. 73
Catharine Brown to Education Families, improvements in,
her brother, 270

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