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TRIBUTE. A contribution which is sometimes raised by the sovereign from his subject, to sustain the expenses of the state. It is also a sum of money paid by one nation to another under some pretended right. Wolff, Sec. 1145.

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Congress allocated $80,000 for tribute payment to the Barbary States; the next year Congress ransomed two American ships and their crews of 21 people from the dey (king) of Algiers for $60,000.
He shows how Russian settlement generated warfare, Yasak tribute payment of furs, and exploitation to such an extent that many by the nineteenth century doubted the capacity of the Siberian people to survive.
Through these texts they are able to provide a closer and more detailed look at the demands, quotas, and geographic challenges Indians faced to deliver tribute payments.