Hatch, Edwin Aaron Clark, 1825-1882

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Indian agent, trader, and military commander.

Born in New York in 1825, Hatch emigrated to La Crosse?, Wisc., where he engaged in the Indian trade, and reached St. Paul, Minn., in 1843. A railroad agent in 1849, Hatch by 1852 was the clerk of Henry M. Rice, territorial delegate to Congress, 1853-1857. At the suggestion of Rice, Hatch was appointed the first agent of the new Blackfeet Agency, to be established at Fort Benton, Montana Territory, in 1855. Hatch returned to Minnesota in 1857, married, and held various positions. During the Civil War, the War Dept. appointed Hatch major and commander of an independent volunteer battalion charged with suppressing Sioux bands on the Minnesota frontier.

From the description of Diary, 1855-1856. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34602521

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creatorOf Hatch, Edwin A. C. (Edwin Aaron Clark), 1825-1882. Diary, 1855-1856. Newberry Library
creatorOf Traverse des Sioux Land Company. Agreement to organize a town, 1852 July 29. Minnesota Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Bouche, James. person
associatedWith Clarke, Malcolm, 1817-1869. person
associatedWith Culbertson, Alexander. person
associatedWith Cumming, Alfred, 1802-1873. person
associatedWith Dawson, Andrew, 1817-1871. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887. person
associatedWith Kipp, James. person
associatedWith Meldrum, Robert, 1806-1865. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862. person
associatedWith Traverse des Sioux Land Company. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Blackfeet Agency corporateBody
associatedWith Vaughan, Alfred Jefferson, 1800-1871. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Fort Union (N.D.)
Fort Benton (Mont.)
North Dakota
Missouri River
Frontier and pioneer life--History--19th century--Sources
Indian traders--History--19th century--Sources
Indians of North America--Government relations--1789-1869--Sources
Sihasapa Indians--History--19th century--Sources
Indians of North America--History--19th century--Sources
Indian agents--History--19th century--Sources
Piegan Indians--History--19th century--Sources
Kainah Indians--History--19th century--Sources
River steamers--History--19th century--Sources
Fur trade--History--19th century--Sources
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)--History--19th century--Sources


Birth 1825

Death 1882


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