History ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 4-30-1943

Abstract

The [Ponca Indian Commission] controversy originated in an error--the giving of the Ponca lands to the Sioux in the Treaty of 1868--unexplained to this day--which for a brief period of time caused much suffering and hardship to a small group of peaceful Indians. In payment for their tribulations, however, the Ponca not only obtained unusual notoriety, but an ample monetary compensation from Congress and two large-sized reservations...On the legal side, we find the decisions declaring an Indian capable of obtaining a writ of habeas corpus.

Level of Degree

Masters

Degree Name

History

Department Name

History

First Committee Member (Chair)

S.P. Hammond

Second Committee Member

None

Third Committee Member

Dorothy Woodward

Language

English

Keywords

Ponca Tribe, Ponca Commission, Ponca Removal

Document Type

Thesis

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