Report of the Doolittle Commission


The Joint Special Committee issued this report on January 26, 1867. It found that the Indian population was rapidly decreasing because of White aggression, destruction of game, and loss of land. Text adapted from “Evaluating Perspectives on Westward Expansion: Weighing the Evidence” in the special "Teaching Difficult Topics with Primary Sources" November/December 2011 issue of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication Social Education.

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