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“Indian Treaty History: A Subject for Agile Minds"

Harmon, Alexandra. “Indian Treaty History: A Subject for Agile Minds,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 106 (Fall 2005): 358-373.

Explains some of the ironic developments, paradoxes and complexities in the history of Indian treaties in the Pacific Northwest. Effect of the 1850s-vintage compacts with Indians on the rights and relations of the region's current residents; Reappraisals of the treaties' fairness; Incongruities in the treaties; Treaties as artifacts of a larger history of conflicting U.S. approaches to Indian issues.

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