Native Themes in New Deal-Era Murals

Treaties

American Indians, or American Indigenous – the Native nations of North America understood diplomacy and developed elaborate ways of treaty-making. Among the founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington were highly attentive to the treaty process with Native nations. Checkered by corruptive manipulation and too much coercion, nevertheless the treaty history of Native nations is of high importance to contemporary Indians and has legal ramification even to present times.


Indians at the Post Office