Viewing page 8 of 237

7

"You treat us as men, and make us feel that we stand as men. We are now strong upon our land and will go forward fearing no one"

According to the Schedule of allotment furnished me by the Indian Office, 331 certificates were issued to the Omaha Tribe in 1871, 34 of which were cancelled officially. Of the 297 certificates left with the Indians 230 are herewith returned. These papers had been carefully preserved and the 67 certificates missing were all accounted for to me, they having been lost by fire, flood or other accident. As far as possible the regard shown these papers has been fully respected, and the principal portion [[strikethrough]] are [[/strikethrough]] of the land thus covered &c. [[strikethrough]] here [[/strikethrough]] is allotted to the same persons mentioned in the certificate, their descendents or near relations. The inroads of the Missouri river had carried away a few allotments
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.