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Indians at the Post Office

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 Cede the Land

Indians Cede the Land

Image courtesy of the Park Ridge Public Library
Osceola in Conference with Hernandez

Osceola in Conference with Hernandez

Used with the permission of the General Services Administration.
Signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek

Signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek

Image courtesy of Keith Parish. Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®.
Osage Treaties

Osage Treaties

Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®.
William Leverich Discusses the Treaty with the Indians, 1653

William Leverich Discusses the Treaty with the Indians, 1653

Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®.