23" x 16" 8pp complete. Friday, Dec 5, 1851. Steamer edition " For Circulation in the Atlantic States, Europe and South America". 'Steamer' editions of 1850's San Francisco papers are quite scarce in the market. Numerous articles concerning California, in particular the events in the gold fields. This particular issue has the added benefit of having the report of the meeting at Fort Laramie between the U.S. government and the several of Native American tribes, resulting in the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty. (The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 was signed on September 17 between United States treaty commissioners and representatives of the Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Crow, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nations. The treaty sets forth traditional territorial claims of the tribes as among themselves. The Indians guaranteed safe passage for settlers on the Oregon Trail in return for promises of an annuity in the amount of fifty thousand dollars for fifty years. The Native American nations also allowed roads and forts to be built in their territories. The United States Senate ratified the treaty, adding Article 5, to adjust compensation from fifty to ten years, if the tribes accepted the changes. Acceptance from all tribes, with the exception of the Crow, was procured. Several tribes never received the commodities promised as payments. The treaty produced a brief period of peace, but it was broken by the failure of the United States to prevent the mass emigration of settlers and miners during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush into the territories of the native nations as identified). From bound volume, edge roughness along spine , o/w Fine cond. Quite scarce. (Ca. 60); $600.
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