Convention for the Indians

March 8, 1861

A report of actions taken by the group, meeting in Boston, in Allston Hall, on the 26th of February.   Resolutions include an assertion that there is no need for Indians to “perish before the march of civilization”; that Indians are capable of attaining the “arts of civilized life.”; that peace commissioners should be “sent to every tribe in our States and Territories, to ascertain the nature and extent of existing difficulties, with a view to a final settlement in accordance with equity and justice”; that a committee be appointed with authority and means to carry out the resolutions.