National Affairs: Cash & Calico

For the 147th year, the U.S. made good its annual treaty obligations to Indian tribes of the Six Nations. In Salamanca, N.Y., Indian Agent Charles H. Berry started distribution of $4,500 in cash and calico to 5,085 Senecas, Tuscaroras, Onondagas, Cayugas and Oneidas. (The Mohawks never signed the treaty, get nothing.) New York tribesmen always take their share in calico. This year they find themselves shortchanged. Thanks to inflation, they get only three yards of calico apiece, instead of the five yards each got last year.


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