What kind of a Government have we, that, after officially promulgating...“that in the view of this office, no authority is given in any of the acts of congress, providing funds for the removal of said Indians, to employ force against the will of said Indians,”...
Following their arrest, the Winnebago were forced onto cattle cars and transported by train to the Nebraska reservation. Many died along the way.
“An Outrage” 1873
This letter to the editor of the Chicago Times protested the use of military force to arrest the Winnebago Indians.
National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs