Indian Agents

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Time Frame: Late 1700's and Early 1800's

In the late 1700s and early 1800s, the U.S. government sent men into Indian lands to negotiate treaties.
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“First People of the Prairies,” The Iowa Heritage: Program # 1, Iowa Public Television, 1979.

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Transcript

The United States Government sent Indian Agents into Iowa to smooth relations between Indians and whites. And treaties were negotiated that promised protection and gifts for the Indians in return for their land and an agreement to deal only with the licensed traders. A job of Indian agent required fair-minded men who understood the Indian way of life. They were faced with dishonest whiskey traders, conflict between tribes and the clamoring advance of the white frontier. Settlers, who were anxious to farm the rich land that Indians still occupied.

 


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