Ely Parker: Report on Indian Affairs to the War Department

(1867)

Glossary

  • agents … from civil life civilian representatives
  • annuities annual payments
  • dispensed removed from office
  • humanity the desire to provide humane treatment
  • in the common acceptation of the term as the term is generally understood
  • jobbers middlemen between manufacturers and retailers
  • magisterial agents judicial representatives
  • pastoral pursuits raising cattle or other pastured animals
  • sophistry argument for the sake of winning an argument rather than actually being right
  • specious appearing to be true but in fact false
  • they have been reduced to limits too narrow for the hunter state they no longer possess the natural resources necessary to survive as hunter-gatherers
  • tithe a tenth; usually referring to a tenth part of one’s income, given over to a church or charitable organization either voluntarily or in the form of a tax
  • War Department the pre-1947 name for what is now the U.S. Department of Defense
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