"Music Hath Charms
to Soothe the Savage Breast."
Wherefore Puck Suggests the above
Peace Policy to the New Administration
(It will have the additional advantage of utilizing itinerant German Bands.)
Puck Magazine Cover
Vol. 1 No. 5, April 11, 1877
9 " w x 12 1/2 " h
Native Americans weep as a German band plays. One sleeps across a barrel of Whiskey.
By 1877, the Hayes Administration had begun to phase out a policy that established reservations for Native Americans displaced by the U.S. settlers. The policy was regarded as a failure and resulted in a series of bloody wars between Native Americans and U.S. forces.