Interstate Commerce Act.
U.S. Senate votes on the issue of female suffrage for the first time; it is defeated two to one.
Cleveland urges tariff reform and vetoes veteransí pension bill.
In an effort to end Mormom polygamy, Congress disenfranchises women in Utah.Dawes Severalty Act passed by Congress; imposes private land ownership system on Native Americans up to 160 acres, beyond which tribal lands are declared "surplus" and sold by the government (February 8).
Chief Seattle's 1854 speech published for the first time in Washington Territory newspaper.