By a reference to the Table, it will be seen, that within the limits above specified, there are more than 100,000 Indians. In different and very advantageous positions, in the midst of this population, are planted already three Education Families, one at Dwight, 1Named after the late President Dwight. among the Cherokees, on Arkansaw river, established by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, two by the United Foreign Missionary Society, among the Great and Little Osages, at Harmony and Union. More are in contemplation, one particularly at the Council Bluffs. These establishments are on the plan of those planted among the Cherokees and Choctaws. The one contemplated at Council Bluffs is planned on a larger scale, and is to consist, if carried into effect, of a little colony of Christians. Its intended size is well suited to the interior and important station, which it is to occupy, and the large connection it will hare by branch establishments, with surrounding tribes. For more particular information concerning these Education stations, and of the tribes with which they are connected, and over whom they may obtain ultimate influence, and the country they inhabit, see Appendix. 2Appendix E From the facts which will here be found, it will appear, that the great work of educating this large portion of Indians, and preparing them to exercise and enjoy with us the rights and blessings of citizens, has already commenced with very promising prospects. Perseverance can hardly fail to secure success.

Indian Tribes between Missouri and Red Rivers and the Mississippi and Rocky Mountains

Between Missouri and Red Rivers and the Mississippi and Rocky Mountains Population Location
1,383 Cape Girardeau and Merrimac river, near St. Louis.
1,800 On Current river, east of the bend of White River.
97 On Current River.
207 On St. Francis River.
850 (a) On Kanzas River.
On Osage River.
200 (b) On Neozho or Grand River.
1,000 On Grand or Neozho river, of the Arkansaw.
6,000 On the Wolf fork of Platte River.
1,500 4 miles above the Grand Pawnees.
2,750 3 miles above the Pawnee Republicans
1,800 On Platte river, 40 miles from its mouth.
3,000 On Elkhorn River, 80 miles west-northwest of Council Bluffs.
1,250 At the month of Quickoane River.
10,000 Their territory extends from the headwaters of the Kanzas River north to the Rio del Norte
2,000 West of the Pawnees, all the headwaters of the Yellowstone River.
5,000 On the heads of Yellowstone River.
500 Between the heads of Platte river and Rooky Mountains.
1,600 Rove above the last mentioned.
1,500 Supposed to be remnants of the Great Padouea Nation, now under that name, extinct, who occupied the Country between the upper parts of the Platte and Kanzas Rivers.
3,260 On Chayenne River, above Great Bend.
200 Head of the above river.
3,000 In the neighborhood of the above tribes, bordering on the Rocky Mountains.
3,500 On the Missouri, halfway between Great Bend and Mandan.
1,259 On the Missouri, near Mandan Fort.
3,250 Halfway between Mandan and Yellowstone River, on Little Missouri.
20,000 On the Missouri, near and on the east side of the Rocky Mountains, including bands of the Blackfoot, Assinniboins, Crows, etc., within the present boundaries of Missouri territory.
900 On the Padoucas fork
1,000 On the Padoucas River
1,500 Between the Padoucas fork and the Platte.
8,000 Southwest of the Missouri river, near the Rocky Mountains.
3,000 Between the heads of the Missouri and of the Columbia.
6,000 On the north side of Arkansaw river, 400 miles front its mouth.
700 On the south side of the Arkansaw, opposite the post and Little Rook.

(a) This is Major O’Fallon’s estimate.
(b) Mr. Sibley’s estimate is 1,600.

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1. Named after the late President Dwight.
2. Appendix E