Faulk, Andrew Jackson, 1814-1898

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Dates:
Birth 1814-11-26
Death 1898-09-05

Biographical notes:

Andrew Jackson Faulk, of Armstrong County, Pa., learned the printing trade, studied law, and was active in local politics. In 1861 he became post trader to the Yankton Indian Agency, Dakota Territory, but returned home in 1864 and engaged in the oil business until 1866, when he was appointed governor of Dakota. He served as governor until 1869 and settled in Yankton, staying active in local politics and the development of the Black Hills. He was clerk of the 2nd United States District Court, 1873-81.

From the description of Andrew Jackson Faulk papers, 1817-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127573

Andrew Jackson Faulk was born at Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania, on November 26, 1814. In 1815, his parents moved to Kittanning, in Armstrong County, where Faulk was educated. He later learned the printing trade, studied law, and took an active part in local politics. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed him post-trader to the Yankton Indian Agency in the Dakota Territory. In 1864, he returned to Pennsylvania and engaged in the oil business until 1866 when President Andrew Johnson appointed him governor of Dakota. He served in that office until 1869, when President Ulysses S. Grant appointed John A. Burbank to succeed him. Faulk continued to live in Yankton until his death, and was active in local politics and in the opening and development of the Black Hills. He served as an advisor to the peace commission under General Sherman which concluded the treaty of Fort Laramie in 1868. He was appointed clerk of the U.S. District Court, Second Judicial District, in November 1873, and served until 1881.

From the guide to the Andrew Jackson Faulk papers, 1817-1896, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Third governor of the Dakota Territory, 1867-1869.

A Pennsylvania newspaper owner and editor (1837-1841) and politician (1840-1860) turned Republican over the slavery issue, Andrew Jackson Faulk was rewarded by President Lincoln with an appointment as a trader (1861-1864) at the Yankton Reservation in the Dakota Territory. After operating and promoting petroleum and coal companies in Pennsylvania, Faulk returned in 1867 to the Dakota Territory to serve a two-year term as governor and superintendent of Indian affairs. He continued to reside in Yankton until his death in 1898.

From the description of Andrew Jackson Faulk collection of photographs of the Dakota Territory and of the Yankton, Santee, Bruĺe, and Two Kettle Sioux [graphic], [1858-1893]. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 43877590

Third governor of the Dakota Territory.

A Democratic Pennsylvania newspaper owner and editor (1837-1841) and politician (1840-1860) turned Republican, Faulk was rewarded with an appointment from President Lincoln as as trader (1861-1864) at the Yankton Reservation, the supply base for agency and military operations on the upper Missouri. Faulk returned to the Dakota Territory for a two-year term (1867-1869) as governor and superintendent of Indian affairs; while in office, he pushed for the settlement of the Black Hills and pursued a policy aimed at achieving peace with the Indians. Faulk remained in Yankton, serving in numerous local offices until his death in 1898.

From the description of Andrew Jackson Faulk letters and speeches, 1862-1870. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34647299

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Subjects:

  • Pontoon bridges--Photographs
  • Santee Indians--Photographs
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--1789-1869--Sources
  • Oohenonpa Indians--Photographs
  • Brulé Indians--Photographs
  • Dakota Indians--History--19th century--Sources
  • Military bases--Photographs
  • Yankton Indians--Photographs
  • Indians of North America--Photographs
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Indians of North America--History--19th century--Sources

Occupations:

  • Public officers--Dakota Territory

Places:

  • Dakota Territory (as recorded)
  • Yankton (S.D.) (as recorded)
  • Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) (as recorded)
  • Springfield (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Dakota Territory (as recorded)
  • Dakota Territory (as recorded)
  • Dakota Territory (as recorded)
  • Nebraska--Nebraska City (as recorded)