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They ruin our country; they cut our timber with impunity. ‒BLACK MOON, POWDER AND YELLOWSTONE RIVERS, JUNE 19, 1868
I have heard a great deal about the wood chopping. I want us to be paid for that wood which must be taken out of our country. The men who are chopping must pay me, then go and live in their own country. After that we will arrange for the chopping of the wood ... I am going to look out a place as we pass down the river and will show it to you. After I have a place I want to have a school, and mechanics, and stock and everything by which we can get on. ‒GRASS,‒ STEAMER AGNES, JULY 6, 1968
Article Four provides the physical and human new social order that created [the] Indian reservations we tribal members have come to know. The immigrant colonists representing the United States federal government replicated the feudal system they had escaped and imposed those same conditions on the indigenous American Indian tribes. ‒LANNIKO LEE, CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE, 2019
I feel many of the Lakota leaders signed the treaty (touched the pen) only to save their people from starving to death. ‒BRIAN SZABO, ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE, 2019
The art work I have done reflects the buildings and housing for the new educators that was to teach a new work environment for the indigenous people. Each triangle represents a dwelling. The center blue triangles represents the river or water way to power the mill. ‒DWAYNE WILCOX, OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE, 2019
Article 4. BUILDINGS
Eleven buildings are to be built by the US: 1) warehouse,
2) agency building, 3) physician’s home, 4) carpenter’s home, 5) farmer’s home, 6) blacksmith’s home, 7) miller’s home,
8) engineer’s home, 9) school/mission, and 10) mill.
ARTICLE 4. The United States agrees, at its own proper expense, to construct at some place on the Missouri River, near the center of said reservation, where timber and water may be convenient, the following buildings, to wit: a warehouse, a store-room for the use of the agent in storing goods belonging to the Indians, to cost not less than twenty-five hundred dollars; an agency-building for the residence of the agent, to cost not exceeding three thousand dollars; a residence for the physician, to cost not more than three thousand dollars; and five other buildings, for a carpenter, farmer, blacksmith, miller, and engineer, each to cost not exceeding two thousand dollars; also a school-house or mission-building, so soon as a sufficient number of children can be induced by the agent to attend school, which shall not cost exceeding five thousand dollars.
The United States agrees further to cause to be erected on said reservation, near the other buildings herein authorized, a good steam circular-saw mill, with a grist-mill and shingle-machine attached to the same, to cost not exceeding eight thousand dollars.