Standing Rock, 1889: The Sioux Treaty

The encampment and protests happening at Standing Rock are current news, but these events are also part of a larger story that goes back hundreds of years. In 1889, people in Connecticut may have read a news item in the New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier (Aug. 7, 1889) about a new treaty, signed at Standing Rock, between the Sioux nation and the US government.

Headline excerpt from news "From All Quarters" feature.

Report of the signing of an 1889 treaty which grants 9 million acres of Indian land to white settlers.

Daily Morning Journal and Courier, August 7, 1889.

The Daily Morning Journal-Courier is one of a series of related Journal and Courier titles (1880-1908) that are currently being digitized for upload into the Library of Congress’s historic newspaper database Chronicling America.  Currently, issues from 1895 through 1908 are available there, and the issues for 1899 should be uploaded in about one month.

For More Information see:  http://www.ndstudies.org/resources/IndianStudies/standingrock/breakup_reservation.html

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