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|Title||Sioux Indian and Legal Contract, July 12, 1896|
Dunning, Lyman T.
Maxwell, Charles A.
Dakota War (Minnesota: 1862)
Indians of North America--Government relations
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Fort Totten Agency
Sioux Falls (Minnehaha, SD)
Dunning, Lyman T., 1848-1920
Maxwell, Charles A., 1841-1916
|Item Description||This 1896 legal contract outlines the terms of service for two lawyers representing six Sioux tribesmen in their case against the U.S. government. According to the text, the tribesmen, who were noteworthy in that they sided with the government during Dakota War of 1862, have filed a lawsuit to get compensation for "crops taken and consumed" by U.S. troops during the conflict. The contract stipulates that they will pay attorneys Lyman T. Dunning and Charles A. Maxwell 15 percent of whatever they receive in compensation from the government.|
|Collection Description||This item is part of the larger Bessie Pettigrew Collection available at the CWS. Pettigrew was the daughter of F.W. Pettigrew and the nice of U.S. Senator R.F. Pettigrew. Her papers include various documents, correspondence, clippings, account books, record books and photographs related to the Pettigrew family.|
|Format - Digital||Text/PDF|
|Collection||Bessie Pettigrew Collection|
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