Correspondence, 1811-1913, 1811-1882 (bulk)

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United States. War Dept. Correspondence, 1811-1913, 1811-1882 (bulk)

Correspondence, 1811-1913, 1811-1882 (bulk)

Typescripts of internal correspondence among officials of United States government departments about American Indian affairs. Most of the correspondence is from the Department of War and specific agencies of the U.S. Indian Service, and is largely concerned with attempts to remove Indians. Prominent officials include Colonel Return J. Meigs, Benjamin Hawkins, John Ross, and William W. Belknap. Most of the correspondence deals with Cherokee, Omaha, Sioux, and Indian tribes of Wyoming, Florida, and Georgia. Some correspondence refers to Crazy Horse. Earlier correspondence concerns the Cherokee, with general subjects of Midwest and Far West Indian affairs predominating later.

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Ross, John, 1812-?

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John Ross was born October 3, 1790 in Alabama. He was one-eight Cherokee, seven-eights Scottish. He grew up and was educated in a traditional school in Kingston, Tennessee. At the age of nineteen, he began his political career with the Cherokee Nation. In 1809, Ross was entrusted by Indian Agent Return Meigs to go to the Arkansas Cherokees. After that, Ross devoted his life to achieving freedom and political recognition for the Cherokee Nation. Ross fought in the War of 1812 and played a roll in...

Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890

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Lawyer, Union soldier, and Secretary of War (1869-1876). From the description of Letters, 1869-1887. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233121016 U.S. secretary of war and army officer. From the description of William W. Belknap papers, 1880-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450603 American army officer and politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keokuk, Iowa, to H.T. Crosby, 1873 May 9. (Unknown). ...

Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816

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Hawkins was appointed General Superintendent of Indian Affairs for all tribes south of the Ohio River. In this capacity, he made himself principal agent to the Creek tribe. From the description of Sketch of the Creek country in 1798 and 1799 : manuscript, [18--]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612862765 Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1818) was born in Warren County, North Carolina. He attended the College of New Jersey, but left his senior year to act as a translator for ...

Crazy Horse, approximately 1842-1877

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Crazy Horse (b. approximetly 1840-d. September 5, 1877) was a Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota in the 19th century. He took up arms against the United States government to fight against encroachment by white American settlers on Indian territory and to preserve the traditional way of life of the Lakota people. His participation in several famous battles of the American Indian Wars on the northern Great Plains, among them the Fetterman massacre in 1866, in which he acted as a deco...

United States. War Department

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Marcy served as Secretary of War under James K. Polk, 1845-1849. From the description of William L. Marcy letter : Washington [D.C.], to Col. J.D. Stevenson, New York City, ALS, 1846 June 26. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 43771263 Officer, Second U.S. Cavalry, 1868-1892. From the description of Report of Lieutenant Gustavus C. Doane, 1870 Dec.15. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 43955079 U.S. gov...

United States. Office of Indian Affairs

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United States bureau with responsibility for Indian relations. From the description of Letter, 1846. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699812 Develops and implements, in cooperation with tribal governments, Native American organizations, other federal agencies, state & local governments, and other interested groups, economic, social, educational, and other programs for the benefit and advancement of Indian and Alaska native people. Established in 1824 within the War Dept...

Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1825

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Known as Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.; son of Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. [sic]. Territorial and state official in Ohio; U.S. postmaster general 1814-1823. From the description of ALS : to Isaac Craig, 1796 July 8. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541808 Ohio pioneer, politician, governor of Ohio, and U.S. senator. From the description of Letters, 1818-1820. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49253041 U.S. senator ...