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
First Committee Member (Chair)
George P. Hammond
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Ponca Tribe, Ponca Commission, Ponca Removal
McKinley, Harriett Fisher. "The Ponca Indian Commission of 1880 and 1881." (1943). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hist_etds/152