Law: Indian Giver

In 1868 when smoothing the way for the Union Pacific Railroad, the U. S. Government asked the friendly Shoshone Indian Tribes in Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming to swap their 44,672,000 miscellaneous acres for the choice, compact, well-watered 3,054,182 acres of what is now the Wind River Reservation southeast of Yellowstone National Park. The Indians agreed, moved and thereafter aided U. S. soldiers in campaigns against such hostile tribes as the Sioux, Arapahoes and Cheyennes. A few years later for reasons now unknown the conquered Arapahoes were given U. S. military escort...