Slavery was an accepted custom in many Native tribes. On May 8, 1886, District Judge Layfayette Dawson in Sitka decided that the Thirteenth Amendment and the 1866 Civil Rights Act abolishing slavery applied to the "uncivilized tribes" of Alaska. ...
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Naticcha. S. J., Cleveland, Ohio
Janousek, R. C., Omaha, Neb.
Madsen, C. E., Karstad, Minn.
Chavez, L. R., Lompac, Calif.
Karselsky, A., Dothan, Ala.
Lt (jg) R. C. Viets, Vincennes, Ind.