McKay, W. C. (William Cameron), 1824-1893

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Dates:
Birth 1824
Death 1893
English, Chinook jargon

Biographical notes:

William C. McKay, physician and military guide, was born (March 18, 1824) at Astoria, Oregon. McKay, who was half-Indian and whose father was employed by the Pacific Fur Company, was the step-grandson of Dr. John McLoughlin. He commanded a group of Warm Springs Indians that served as scouts for the U.S. Army in a campaign against the Snake and Paiute Indians in 1866-1868. He was appointed on several occasions to serve as doctor at both the Warm Springs and Umatilla reservations.

From the description of Papers, 1839-1892 [microform]. [1948] (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 41645465

From the description of Papers, 1855-1894. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 32949843

William C. McKay was appointed to several stints as the resident physician at the Umatilla Indian Agency between 1872 and his death in 1893.

From the description of Papers, 1867-1892. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 32935557

William C. McKay, physician and military guide, was born (March 18, 1824) at Astoria, Oregon.

From the guide to the William C. McKay letter to E. N. Gillingham, 1869 September 2, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

William C. McKay, physician and military guide, was born (March 18, 1824) at Astoria, Oregon.

McKay, who was half-Indian and whose father was employed by the Pacific Fur Company, was the step-grandson of Dr. John McLoughlin. He commanded a group of Warm Springs Indians that served as scouts for the U.S. Army in a campaign against the Snake and Paiute Indians in 1866-1868. He was appointed on several occasions to serve as doctor at both the Warm Springs and Umatilla reservations.

From the description of William C. McKay letter to E. N. Gillingham [manuscript], 1869 September 2. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 759939197

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Subjects:

  • Native Americans
  • Paiute Indians--Wars--1866-1895
  • Indian agents
  • Whitman Massacre, 1847
  • Cayuse Indians--Wars
  • Cattle brands
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Oregon
  • Indian agents--Oregon
  • Pacific Coast Indians, Wars with, 1847-1865
  • Shoshoni Indians--Wars

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Places:

  • Umatilla Indian Reservation (Or.) (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Oregon Territory (as recorded)
  • Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana (as recorded)
  • Columbia River (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Oregon Territory (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Pendleton (Or.) (as recorded)
  • Umatilla Indian Reservation (Or.) (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Oregon--Umatilla County (as recorded)
  • Warm Springs Indian Reservation (Or.) (as recorded)
  • Umatilla Indian Reservation (Or.) (as recorded)
  • Grays Harbor (Wash.) (as recorded)