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Several Native American leaders of Far West tribes leave San Francisco for a trip to the East

Chief Irataba of the Mojave Nation, February 1864, artist's impression
01/24/1864
Several California Native American tribal leaders, led by Irataba, Chief of the Mojave, left San Francisco for a journey to the Eastern United States.  They met President Lincoln, who presnted Irataba with a silver-headed cane, at the White House and also visited New York and Philadelphia. Irataba, in particular was impressed, and on his return counseled co-existence rather than resistance. His influence waned, however, and he died in 1878, no longer a chief. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Indian Chieftains From the Far West," Harper's Weekly Magazine, February 13, 1864, p. 109.
Donald B. Rickey, (ed.), Indians of Arizona: Past and Present (New YorK: Somerset Publishers, 1999), 100-101.

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