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

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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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creatorOf OAC Review Index. Alumni, OAC Review, v.36, no.5, Jan. 1924, p.167-168. University of Guelph
creatorOf McKay, W. C. (William Cameron), 1824-1893. Papers, 1855-1894. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf McKay, W. C. (William Cameron), 1824-1893. Papers, 1867-1892. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf McKay, W. C. (William Cameron), 1824-1893. Dr. McKay's Chinook address May 11 (1892) / transcribed, transliterated, and translated by Henry Zenk. Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State
creatorOf McKay, W. C. (William Cameron), 1824-1893. Papers, 1866-1868. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf McKay, W. C. (William Cameron), 1824-1893. Papers, 1839-1892 [microform]. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Hudson's Bay Company collection, 1690-1970 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Keane, Roger Hunter, 1905-. Dr. William Cameron McKay : the first man born in the Oregon Country to become a doctor / by Roger H. Keane. Oregon Health & Science University Library, OHSU Library
creatorOf William C. McKay letter to E. N. Gillingham, 1869 September 2 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf McKay, W. C. (William Cameron), 1824-1893. William C. McKay letter to E. N. Gillingham [manuscript], 1869 September 2. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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associatedWith Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. corporateBody
associatedWith Crook, George, 1828-1890. person
correspondedWith Gillingham, E. N. person
correspondedWith Gillingham, E. N. family
associatedWith Hudson's Bay Company corporateBody
associatedWith Huntington, John Webster Perit, family
associatedWith Huntington, John Webster Perit, 1831-1869. person
associatedWith Keane, Roger Hunter, 1905- person
correspondedWith McKay, W. C. family
associatedWith OAC Review Index. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Umatilla Agency corporateBody
associatedWith Zenk, Henry Benjamin, 1944- person
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Umatilla Indian Reservation (Or.)
Oregon
Oregon Territory
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana
Columbia River
Oregon
Oregon
Oregon Territory
Oregon
Pendleton (Or.)
Umatilla Indian Reservation (Or.)
Oregon
Oregon--Umatilla County
Warm Springs Indian Reservation (Or.)
Umatilla Indian Reservation (Or.)
Grays Harbor (Wash.)
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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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Death 1893

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