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Hollow JusticeA History of Indigenous Claims in the United States$
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David E. Wilkins

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300119268

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300119268.001.0001

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. The Indian Depredations Acts

. The Indian Depredations Acts

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(p.27) 2. The Indian Depredations Acts
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Hollow Justice
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David E. Wilkins

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300119268.003.0002

It is a known fact that the institutional, legal, and perceptual obstacles Native Americans faced in their quest for compensation for the loss of land were not just high but were, in fact, at times insurmountable. This chapter asks: what about the whites who had been allegedly injured due to some type of Native transgression? Did the white settlers run into the same difficulties as natives when seeking satisfaction? Compared to the struggles of the Native Americans, the concerns of the whites were minor. The chapter looks at this next phase in American history and the impact of the various Indian Depredation Acts. It is important to note the contrast between the manner in which Congress responded to Native demands for resolution to their injuries and the determined and consistent efforts made by the legislature to address and satisfy white settlers' demands for financial compensation.

Keywords:   Native Americans, whites, white settlers, Indian Depredation Acts, Native demands, legislature, financial compensation

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