James McLaughlin, Indian Agent, Standing Rock, Copybook, February 1891(82 pages), Original Material, First Time Published (Section 3 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.

February 1891 Correspondence Index

No. 109,  2/2,  CO Fort Sully:  Indians arguing about shares of transportation money.

No. 111,  2/3,  CO Fort Yates:   Needles not supplied in annuity issues.  They buy their own.

No. 112,   2/3,  1st Natl.Bank:  Routine.

No. 113,  2/4, Com.Ind.Affairs:   Beautiful letter against allowing the Military, under General Miles, to assume control of Indian Reservations.

No. 120,  2/5,  1st Natl.Bank:  Routine.

No. 121,  2/5,  Avoca School:  Did 4 of my Indian girls get transferred to a convent to become sisters without my approval?

No. 123,  2/5,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  December Trader’s Report.

No. 124,  2/5,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Requesting authority for issuing equipment.

No. 125,  2/10,  CO Fort Yates:   Need you to inspect oats.

No. 126,  2/10,  CO Fort Yates:  152 Indians killed in Grand River Affair.

No. 127,  2/11,  W.Yeater:  Regarding seed bids

No. 128,  2/11,  H.Van Beek:   Accepting bid for seed wheat.

No. 129,  2/11,  H.Douglas:  Regarding seed bids.

No. 130,  2/11,  W.Pennington:  Regarding seed bids.

No. 132,  2/11,  F.Bullard:  Returning uncertified seed bid check.

No. 133,  2/11,  J.Brady:   On completing contracts for seeds.

No. 134,  2/11,  R.Flemming:  Bid received too late.

No. 135,  2/11,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Forwarding signed seed contract.

No. 136,  2/14, G.Procter:  Regarding seed bids.

No. 137,  2/14,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   More about drowned teacher.

No. 139,  2/14, W.Remmington:  On completing contract for seed potatoes.

No. 140,  2/14,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Cash & Property Reports for 2nd qtr 1891.

No. 142,  2/16,  Second Auditor:  Signed b/l receipts for Jan 189

No. 144,  2/1,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Forwarding signed seed contract.

No. 145,  2/16,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Jan. Operations Report and re-hash of Sitting Bull Affair.

No. 148,  2/1,  1st Natl.Bank:   Routine.

No. 149,  2/17,  CO Fort Yates:  Census of males and horses on this Reservation.

No. 152,  2/18,  CO Fort Yates:  More census data and employment data.  Interesting.

No. 155,  2/18,  Second Auditor:   Answering property account differences.

No. 160,  2/17,  F.Buisson:  On request to be Special Carpenter.

No. 161,  2/17,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Chief Gall needs a wagon as reward as he is too fat to walk far!

No. 163,  2/17, 17 H.Kirkham:   On delivery of a revolver.

No. 165,  2/18,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   On rumor of 1500 guns hidden by Sitting Bull.

No. 167,  2/1,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Want to advertise for Annuity Goods purchases.

No. 169,  2/18,  Second Auditor:   Submitting statement of property account differences.

No. 170,  2/19,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Routine.

No. 171,  2/19,  Bismarck Tribune:   Routine.

No. 172,  2/1,  J.Charles: Routine.

No. 173,  2/19,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Want authority to continue service of 20 Indian Scouts.

No. 174,   2/19,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Routine.

No. 175,  2/20,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Forward seed potato contract.

No. 176,  2/20,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Re Teacher’s certificate.

No. 177,  2/20,  Louis Primeau:   Sounds like Washington, DC visitors have returned.

No. 178,  2/21,  H.Hutton:  Possible corn and flour contract.

No. 179,  2/21, Pine River Agcy:  An Indian’s annuity goods.

No. 180,  2/24,  G.Eastman:  Re annual supplies bids.

No. 181,   2/24,  J.Charles:  Request b/l’s support.

No. 182,  2/24, A. Bowen:   No beaver skins in this area.

No. 183,   2/24,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Routine.

No. 184,  2/25,  J.Turner:  Re flour supply.

No. 185,  2/25,  Rev.Brigg:  Buying annuity tools locally rather than at Hampton, VA.

No. 186,  2/26,  Dakota Area Sheriff:   Re Weasel Eagle’s stolen pony.

No. 188,  2/26,  J.Wilson: Refund unused tickets for Wash DC visitors.

No. 189,  2/27,  Ft. Peck Ind.Agt.:   Re Indian visit.

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 February 1891 Letters

No. 109,  2/2,  CO Fort Sully:  Indians arguing about shares of transportation money.

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No. 111,  2/3,  CO Fort Yates:   Needles not supplied in annuity issues.  They buy their own.

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No. 112,   2/3,  1st Natl.Bank:  Routine.

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No. 113,  2/4, Com.Ind.Affairs:   Beautiful letter against allowing the Military, under General Miles, to assume control of Indian Reservations.

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No. 120,  2/5,  1st Natl.Bank:  Routine.

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No. 121,  2/5,  Avoca School:  Did 4 of my Indian girls get transferred to a convent to become sisters without my approval?

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No. 123,  2/5,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  December Trader’s Report.

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No. 124,  2/5,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Requesting authority for issuing equipment.

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No. 125,  2/10,  CO Fort Yates:   Need you to inspect oats.

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No. 126,  2/10,  CO Fort Yates:  152 Indians killed in Grand River Affair.

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No. 127,  2/11,  W.Yeater:  Regarding seed bids

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No. 128,  2/11,  H.Van Beek:   Accepting bid for seed wheat.

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No. 129,  2/11,  H.Douglas:  Regarding seed bids.

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No. 130,  2/11,  W.Pennington:  Regarding seed bids.

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No. 132,  2/11,  F.Bullard:  Returning uncertified seed bid check.

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No. 133,  2/11,  J.Brady:   On completing contracts for seeds.

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No. 134,  2/11,  R.Flemming:  Bid received too late.

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No. 135,  2/11,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Forwarding signed seed contract.

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No. 136,  2/14, G.Procter:  Regarding seed bids.

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No. 137,  2/14,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   More about drowned teacher.

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No. 139,  2/14, W.Remmington:  On completing contract for seed potatoes.

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No. 140,  2/14,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Cash & Property Reports for 2nd qtr 1891.

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No. 142,  2/16,  Second Auditor:  Signed b/l receipts for Jan 189

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No. 144,  2/1,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Forwarding signed seed contract.

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No. 145,  2/16,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Jan. Operations Report and re-hash of Sitting Bull Affair.

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No. 148,  2/1,  1st Natl.Bank:   Routine.

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No. 149,  2/17,  CO Fort Yates:  Census of males and horses on this Reservation.

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No. 152,  2/18,  CO Fort Yates:  More census data and employment data.  Interesting.

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No. 155,  2/18,  Second Auditor:   Answering property account differences.

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No. 160,  2/17,  F.Buisson:  On request to be Special Carpenter.

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No. 161,  2/17,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Chief Gall needs a wagon as reward as he is too fat to walk far!

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No. 163,  2/17, 17 H.Kirkham:   On delivery of a revolver.

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No. 165,  2/18,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   On rumor of 1500 guns hidden by Sitting Bull.

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No. 167,  2/1,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Want to advertise for Annuity Goods purchases.

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No. 169,  2/18,  Second Auditor:   Submitting statement of property account differences.

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No. 170,  2/19,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Routine.

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No. 171,  2/19,  Bismarck Tribune:   Routine.

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No. 172,  2/1,  J.Charles: Routine.

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No. 173,  2/19,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Want authority to continue service of 20 Indian Scouts.

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No. 174,   2/19,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Routine.

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No. 175,  2/20,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Forward seed potato contract.rockc-175

No. 176,  2/20,  Com.Ind.Affairs:   Re Teacher’s certificate.

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No. 177,  2/20,  Louis Primeau:   Sounds like Washington, DC visitors have returned.

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No. 178,  2/21,  H.Hutton:  Possible corn and flour contract.

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No. 179,  2/21, Pine River Agcy:  An Indian’s annuity goods.

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No. 180,  2/24,  G.Eastman:  Re annual supplies bids.

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No. 181,   2/24,  J.Charles:  Request b/l’s support.

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No. 182,  2/24, A. Bowen:   No beaver skins in this area.

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No. 183,   2/24,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Routine.

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No. 184,  2/25,  J.Turner:  Re flour supply.

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No. 185,  2/25,  Rev.Brigg:  Buying annuity tools locally rather than at Hampton, VA.

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No. 186,  2/26,  Dakota Area Sheriff:   Re Weasel Eagle’s stolen pony.

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No. 188,  2/26,  J.Wilson: Refund unused tickets for Wash DC visitors.

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No. 189,  2/27,  Ft. Peck Ind.Agt.:   Re Indian visit.

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