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Volume Listing > Volume 52 > A memorandum of Lewis Cass: concerning a system for the regulation of Indian affairs

Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866; "A memorandum of Lewis Cass: concerning a system for the regulation of Indian affairs"


A Memorandum of Lewis Cass Concerning a System for the Regulation of Indian Affairs: A reprint of a "memoir" written by Lewis Cass (1782-1866), governor of the Michigan Territory and Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1813-1831, that was sent to the Secretary of War on November 29, 1816 and was Cass's reflection on Indian relations. Entitled "A system for the Regulation of Indian Affairs," the memoir is divided into the following sections: Civilizing the Indians, Payment of Annuities, Distribution of Presents, Maintaining Peace, Influence of British Traders, British Indian Department, British Distribution of Goods, British-American Rivalry, Measures For Preserving Peace, Policy in Distribution of Presents, Amounts and Manner of Distributing presents, and the Organization of the Indian Department. (15 pages)

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Citation: Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866; "A memorandum of Lewis Cass: concerning a system for the regulation of Indian affairs" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 52 /Issue: 1 (1968-1969)

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