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...he American Indian policy to win their loyalty. American traders wanted to trade their useful things that the Osages wanted, for the furs and peltries that the Osages had. Jefferson’s ideal policy toward the Indians was that he was the new father of the reds and he peace mediator. He promised that the American trade posts would be open in their Indian country and that he would give them steady jobs if they went to work instead of war. Jefferson was responsible for the overpopulation of the west. The Native Americans were being pushed westward by the emigrants and immigrants. Jefferson’s policy for the Indians was to stretch the United States into a continental power from sea to sea. His first step was to find a Northwest Passage. His next step was to map out parts of the Louisiana Purchase, and his last step was to set up a new expedition to explore the Ouachita.
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