Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833

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Indian agent, 1812-1830.

Residing in Peoria, Ill., since 1804, Thomas Forsyth was appointed Indian sub-agent without specific assignment in 1812. In 1818, he was appointed agent for the Missouri Territory and was stationed by 1821 in Sauk and Fox country at Fort Armstrong on Rock Island. Forsyth remained as agent to the Sauk and Fox until his retirement in 1830.

From the description of A list of licences granted by Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent, to sundry persons to trade with the different Indian nations, comg. 1st Sept. 1825 and ending the 1st Sept. 1826, 1822 Sept. 22-1827 Sept. 25. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 48158878

Indian agent, 1812-1830.

Residing in Peoria, Ill., since 1804, Thomas Forsyth was appointed Indian sub-agent without specific assignment in 1812. In 1818, he was appointed agent for the Missouri Territory and was stationed by 1821 in Sauk and Fox country at Fort Armstrong on Rock Island. Forsyth remained as agent to the Sauk and Fox until his retirement in 1830.

From the description of Letter : St. Louis, [Mo.], to Samuel Abbott, New York, 1822 Feb. 1. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37856684

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creatorOf Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833. Thomas Forsyth letters, 1819. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency. United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, collection, 1807-1855 (bulk 1829-1832, 1839-1855). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833. Letter : St. Louis, [Mo.], to Samuel Abbott, New York, 1822 Feb. 1. Newberry Library
creatorOf Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833. A list of licences granted by Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent, to sundry persons to trade with the different Indian nations, comg. 1st Sept. 1825 and ending the 1st Sept. 1826, 1822 Sept. 22-1827 Sept. 25. Newberry Library
referencedIn Clark, William, 1770-1838. Miscellaneous papers, 1797-1833. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency. Records of the United States Superintendency of Indian Affairs, St. Louis, Mo., 1807-1855 (bulk 1829-1832, 1839-1855). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Thomas Forsyth papers, 1804-1833. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Brevoort, Henry B. (Henry Bregaw), 1775-1858. Henry B. Brevoort papers, 1803-1841. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833. Miscellaneous papers, 1819 and 1833. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Connolly, John, ca. 1791-ca. 1837. John Connolly papers, 1813-1838. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833. An account of the manners and customs of the Sauk Nation of Indians : ethnological report on Sac and Fox Indians / Thomas Forsythe. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Collection of Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts, 1735-1890. Library of Congress
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correspondedWith Abbott, Samuel, d. 1851 person
associatedWith American Fur Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Brevoort, Henry B. (Henry Bregaw), 1775-1858. person
associatedWith Campbell, Duncan. person
associatedWith Chouteau, Charles P., person
associatedWith Clark, William, 1770-1838. person
associatedWith Connolly, John, ca. 1791-ca. 1837. person
associatedWith Dickson, Robert, 1765?-1823. person
associatedWith Dousman, Michael. person
associatedWith Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. person
associatedWith Draper Manuscript Collection (State Historical Society of Wisconsin Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Leavenworth, Henry, 1783-1834. person
associatedWith Little Crow, fl. 1819. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Red Wing, fl. 1819. person
associatedWith Shakpay, d. 1860. person
associatedWith State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Stuart, Robert, 1785-1848. person
associatedWith Ta-ha-ma, d. 1860. person
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency. corporateBody
associatedWith Wabasha, fl. 1819. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Illinois--Rock Island
Middle West
Middle West
Selkirk Settlement
Fort Snelling (Minn.)
Missouri--Saint Louis
Illinois--Rock Island
Saint Louis (Mo.)
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Dakota Indians--Government relations
Sauk Indians--Commerce--History--19th century--Sources
Lead mines and mining
Fur traders--Licenses--Sources
Fox Indians--Commerce--History--19th century--Sources
Indian agents
Fur traders--History--19th century--Sources
Real property--History--19th century--Sources
Fur trade--History--19th century--Sources
Sauk Indians--Government relations
Dakota Indians
Indian agents--History--19th century--Sources
Winnebago Indians--Commerce--History--19th century--Sources
Fox Indians
Manuscripts, American
Fox Indians--Government relations
Sauk Indians
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Birth 1771-12-05

Death 1833

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