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Authors: Bartley, Mordecai ; McLaughlin, William ; Skicket, Margarite
Date: March 26, 1858
This document, directed to the Senate and House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, described the experience of Margarite Skecket, herself part Osage Indian, who was granted land under a treaty of June 1825. Because she had married, she left that land for that of her husband, a Delaware Indian. Upon his death, she returned to her own land but found that her half-sister had sold it back to the government, having given none of the monetary returns to the land's rightful owner, Skecket herself. This document requested that a law directive be created, which would require Skecket's half-sister to turn over the $1280 to her.
Keywords: Bartley, Mordecai; Indian lands; Indian treaties; Legal documents; McLaughlin, William; Osage Indians; Skicket, Margarite