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The Unites States government under leadership of President Ulysses S. Grant was to create a system of law and order in the Arizona Territory in which all groups could pursuit their own goals and self-interests without violence and unrest in the surrounding areas. The Grant administration seeked to ensure the growth and stability of the of the Arizona Territory as well as equal disbursement of justice and well being of the inhabitants. The Governments peace policy was one of Pacification and assimilation of the willing apache. Armed conflict with The Apaches was not only counterproductive and expensive but also gave rise to further violence. This policy of assimilation is much superior to pervious policies of removal or worse, extermination. In short the “Peace Policy” promised a U.S.- dictated peace on the reservations-and war everywhere else. (p.127) The Governments goal, under direction of Ulysses S. Grant, was to save American recourses, elevate the Indians status by allowing coexisting between Anglo-Americans and Indian Peoples, and eliminate the tensions and wars that both the apache and settlers experienced. During this time of tension in the area Grant tried many different tactics when trying to protect natural resources in America. The most noticeable was by sending the Apache to designated reservations. “Those Indians who accepted the reservations, deserved to be Assisted in agricultural pursuits and the arts of civilized life”. (Parker p.127) Under Grants peace policy, those who accepted it and reported to the camp when asked would be able to continue their way of life and would be assisted by a government. Not only did Grants administration relocate the Indians for protection of resources but also protection from oth... ... middle of paper ... ...ived for a system of law and order in the Arizona Territory in which all groups could pursuit their own goals and self-interests without violence and unrest in the surrounding areas. This policy of assimilation is much superior to previous policies of extermination allowing Apache to become one with the surrounding peoples allowing for trade and other productive ideas of economics. The Governments goal was to save American recourses, elevate the Indians status by allowing coexisting between Anglo-Americans and Indian Peoples, and eliminate the tensions and wars that both the apache and settlers experienced. Although the policy was unable to take proper form due to the vigilantes that attacked the Apaches in the morning hours on April 31, 1871, had allowed proper time the Peace Policy would have and could have been very beneficial for the Indian settlers as a whole.

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