Saturday, January 10, 2009

President Hayes Helped Set a Record.

Today celebrates one of the shortest times before a agreement with Native Americans was made and then broken. On January 10, 1879 President Rutherford Hayes, by Executive Order, added to the Gila River Reserve Pima Agency. The reserve had been originally established February 28, 1859. The order also added land to the Pima and Maricopa Reservation. Less then 5 months later President Hayes changed his mind and on June 14, 1879 the land given to the Pima'a and the Maricopa's was taken back. Who said the government could not move fast?