James McLaughlin, Indian Agent, Standing Rock, Copybook, April 1891 (77 pages), Original Material, First Time Published (Section 5 of 7 Sections)

 

This copybook encompasses all the official letters written by Indian Agent, James McLaughlin, during this time frame.  Below is an index of all the correspondence in this copybook.

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Originals of this Material were Donated to National Archives November 2005, as requested, since it was stated that these letters had been written “on government time,”  hence they did not belong in private hands.

The typed summary on the following pages and all the 500 pages of typed letters were offered to the Government but since these papers were not “original” material they had no interest in them. This material was typed over a period of 30 years!

As letters are entered their index item will be highlighted.

April 1891 Correspondence Index

Pages No. 287-291 Routine

Page No. 292 4/2  Com.Ind.Affairs: March Operations Report. Reference to Indian Police. Missouri River frozen solid. Good background report.

Pages No.297-298 4/6:  Routine.

Page No. 299 4/6 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Yanktonais bands claims to ancient lands east of Missouri.  Extremely informative.

Page No. 305 H.Van Beek:   Payment for wheat seed.

Page No. 307 H. Van Beek:   Delivery of Seed Wheat.

Page No. 308 4/9 Com.Ind.Affairs: Argument about rebuilding Agency Shops.

Page No.311 4/9 Yankton Ind.Agt.: Enrollment information.

Page No. 312 4/9 Com.Ind.Affairs:  All still peaceful.

Page No. 313 4/10 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Routine contract info.

Page No. 314 4/11 Sec.Treasury: Check for sales of subsistence to Indians.

Page No. 315 4/11 Com.Ind.Affairs: Deposit slip for sales of subsistence to Indians.

Page No. 316 4/11 Com.Ind.Affairs: Complete report on school teachers and support personnel. Very detailed and informative.

Page No. 327 4/14 Sec.Interior:   Routine settlement.

Page No. 328 4/14 W. Remmington: On delivery of seed potatoes.

Page No. 329 4/14 Pine Ridge Ind.Agt.: On care for Big Foot’s grandson.  Big Foot was killed at Wounded Knee Affair.

Page No. 330 4/15 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Proposed list of employees and Indian Police.  Good information on complexity of running Agency with 250 miles of border.

Page No. 342 4/16 Com.Ind.Affairs: Corn contract.

Page No. 343 4/17 J.Turner: On delivery conditions for flour.

Page No. 344 4/21  Com.Ind.Affairs: Indian Police command respect. Keep Military OUT!

Pages No. 346-350 4/24-4/26:  Routine letters.

Page No. 351 4/24 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Teacher housed at Grand River.

Page No.353 4/24 W.Casselman:  No teaching spots open.

Page No. 354 4/25 W.Hughes: On delivery conditions for beef contract.

Page No. 355 4/25 Com.Ind.Affairs:  On building new schools.  Full specifications.

Pages No. 359-360  4/25 Lbr.Dealer: Requesting bids on lumber specs of letters NO. 355.

Page No. 361 4/25 CO Fort Yates: Regarding AWOL Indian Scout.

Page No. 362 4/27 Com.Ind.Affairs: On appointing Trader and not renewing a Trader.

Page No. 364 4/27 Com.Ind.Affairs: All peaceful.  Still counting ponies surrendered in 1876!

Page No. 365 4/28 Bismarck Tribune:  Ad for building materials.

Page No. 366 4/28 Bismarck Tribune:  Want posters for building material specifications.

Page No. 367 4/28 US Dist.Atty.: Asking legal opinions on how to award monies for ponies surrendered in 1876.

Page No. 369 4/29 J.Hughes:   On controlling delivery of contract beef.

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April 1891 Letters

Pages No. 287-291 Routine

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Page No. 292 4/2  Com.Ind.Affairs: March Operations Report. Reference to Indian Police. Missouri River frozen solid. Good background report.

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Pages No.297-298 4/6:  Routine.

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Page No. 299 4/6 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Yanktonais bands claims to ancient lands east of Missouri.  Extremely informative.

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Page No. 305 H.Van Beek:   Payment for wheat seed.

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Page No. 307 H. Van Beek:   Delivery of Seed Wheat.

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Page No. 308 4/9 Com.Ind.Affairs: Argument about rebuilding Agency Shops.

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Page No.311 4/9 Yankton Ind.Agt.: Enrollment information.

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Page No. 312 4/9 Com.Ind.Affairs:  All still peaceful.

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Page No. 313 4/10 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Routine contract info.

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Page No. 314 4/11 Sec.Treasury: Check for sales of subsistence to Indians.

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Page No. 315 4/11 Com.Ind.Affairs: Deposit slip for sales of subsistence to Indians.

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Page No. 316 4/11 Com.Ind.Affairs: Complete report on school teachers and support personnel. Very detailed and informative.

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Page No. 327 4/14 Sec.Interior:   Routine settlement.

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Page No. 328 4/14 W. Remmington: On delivery of seed potatoes.

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Page No. 329 4/14 Pine Ridge Ind.Agt.: On care for Big Foot’s grandson.  Big Foot was killed at Wounded Knee Affair.

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Page No. 330 4/15 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Proposed list of employees and Indian Police.  Good information on complexity of running Agency with 250 miles of border.

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Page No. 342 4/16 Com.Ind.Affairs: Corn contract.

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Page No. 343 4/17 J.Turner: On delivery conditions for flour.

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Page No. 344 4/21  Com.Ind.Affairs: Indian Police command respect. Keep Military OUT!

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Pages No. 346-350 4/24-4/26:  Routine letters.

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Page No. 351 4/24 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Teacher housed at Grand River.

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Page No.353 4/24 W.Casselman:  No teaching spots open.

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Page No. 354 4/25 W.Hughes: On delivery conditions for beef contract.

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Page No. 355 4/25 Com.Ind.Affairs:  On building new schools.  Full specifications.

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Pages No. 359-360  4/25 Lbr.Dealer: Requesting bids on lumber specs of letters NO. 355.

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Page No. 361 4/25 CO Fort Yates: Regarding AWOL Indian Scout.

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Page No. 362 4/27 Com.Ind.Affairs: On appointing Trader and not renewing a Trader.

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Page No. 364 4/27 Com.Ind.Affairs: All peaceful.  Still counting ponies surrendered in 1876!

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Page No. 365 4/28 Bismarck Tribune:  Ad for building materials.

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Page No. 366 4/28 Bismarck Tribune:  Want posters for building material specifications.

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Page No. 367 4/28 US Dist.Atty.: Asking legal opinions on how to award monies for ponies surrendered in 1876.

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Page No. 369 4/29 J.Hughes:   On controlling delivery of contract beef.

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