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[[preprinted]] Headquarters Department of the Platte [[/preprinted]] 3

[[preprinted]] COMMANDING GENERAL'S OFFICE, [[/preprinted]]

[[preprinted]] Omaha Barracks,, Neb.,...........187 [[/preprinted]]

like the Apaches, Klamaths, Sioux, Cheyennes, Bannocks, Shoshonees and Pi-utes, with whom it has been my fortune, after vigorous campaigning, to have been on terms of intimacy and confidence.

I have been at pains to give an outline of my experience, that you may feel confident that my views and opinions are not given at hap-hazard after brief service in this department of military administration, but that they are the slowly-formed convictions of a deliberate judgment based upon unusual facilities for observation. In addition, to the tribes above enumerated, I have had some opportunity for studying the British management of the Indians near Puget Sound and have had under my command, Mexican Indians, representations

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