Tappan copy of Treaty of Bosque Redondo 3

From the press release:
National Archives Confirm Authenticity of Third and Last-Remaining Copy of Treaty of Bosque Redondo

The Tappan copy of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo is secured with a faded red ribbon, or tape, as was the custom for government documents in the 1800s. This practice is the origin of the expression “red tape” to denote government bureaucracy.

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