Harrison, President Benjamin; United States Sioux Commission. Message from the President of the United States, transmitting Reports relative to the proposed division of the great Sioux Reservation, and recommending certain legislation; 51st Congress, 1st Session. Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 51. [Washington DC]: [U.S. Govt. Printing Office], 1890. First Edition.
Half leather with marbled boards and end papers, edges rubbed and shelf-worn, outer hinges rubbed with 1" split top front, 6 x 9 inches, former owner's name and address paper label top of ffep. "Sioux Reservation | 1889 | Edmund Waddill, Jr." in gilt on spine. Waddill was a Republican Congressman from Virginia. A couple of small pencil notations no the first page, 308 clean pp. plus two large folding maps. Good. 
1. Map of Cheyenne River Agency, 24 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches, short tear near inner fold.
2. Map showing Lower Brule Agency, South Dakota, 22 1/2 x 17 inches, fine.
Marken, et al. Bibliography of the Sioux, no. 119.
Caption title: Sioux Reservation.
Report and Council proceedings of the Sioux Commission sent to obtain consent from the Indians for a division and reduction of the Great Sioux Reservation. All of the councils, discussions, participants, translators, are recorded here. The Commission consisted of Charles Foster of Ohio, William Warner of Missouri, and General George Crook of the United States Army. They were sent to present to the Sioux Indians occupying the Great Sioux Reservation a plan for dividing and reducing the Reservation, requiring the signatures of 3/4ths of the adult males to validate the new terms. All of the discussions, concerns, obstacles, solutions, and the outcome of the "negotiations" are given in full in this very scarce volume.