Creator

Date Original

1865 October 24

Description

This is a drawing from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper depicting Fort Smith at the time of the great Indian council in 1865.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Native American tribes that allied themselves with the Confederacy met with United States government in Fort Smith on September 8-23, 1865. Dennis Cooley, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, opened the conference by making it clear all tribes that signed agreements with the Confederacy had "rightfully forfeited all annuities and interests in the lands in the Indian territory," making all of the tribes renegotiate their treaties with the United States.

Physical Description

Drawing, 11" x 7"

Subjects

Indigenous peoples; Indian reservations; Tribal government; Illustrations

Geographical Area

Forth Smith, Sebastian County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

General photo file, G1305 OV

Resource Type

Image

Collection

General photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Drawing, Fort Smith, Indian Territory, Arkansas, General photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6901 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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Drawing, Fort Smith, Indian Territory, Arkansas

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