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Article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance

The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and, in their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress

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  1. spock36

    spock36 (02 Jul 2012)

    Obviously this article of the ordinance was ignored many times over the history of the nation. Treaties were almost always broken. It is shameful how the indians were treated early on and still are today. KCS

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