National Affairs: Klamath, Modoc & Snake

In 1626, Manhattan, which is now worth roughly $8,000,000,000 in real estate, was purchased from the Indians for $24 worth of beads and trinkets. In 1803, France's Louisiana Territory (827,987 sq. mi.) cost a monstrous $15,000,000. Last week the U. S. Supreme Court awarded Oregon's Klamath and Modoc Indians and the Yahooshin band of Snakes $5,313,347 for an area one six-thousandth the size of the Louisiana Territory, inhabited by one one-thousandth as many people as Manhattan now holds. Reason:

In 1864 the Oregon Central Military Road Co. received a land grant for one...

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