James McLaughlin, Indian Agent, Standing Rock, Copybook, January 1891 (62 Pages), Original Material, First Time Published (Section 2 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.

January 1891 Correspondence Index

No. 46  1/2,  C.Huggard: Routine

No. 47  1/2,  NPRR Agent:Routine

No. 48  1/5,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

No. 49  1/5,  Com.Ind.Affairs:Clothing for Prisoners

No. 50  1/5, CO Fort Sully:Pass 3 Indians to hostile prisoner’s camp to reclaim horses.

No. 51   1/6,  1st Natl.Bank:Routine

No. 52  1/6,   1st Natl.Bank: Routine

No. 53  1/7, Com.Ind.Affairs: Press Lies.  No unrest since December 15th

No. 54  1/7,  CO Fort Sully: Clothing on way for Hostile Prisoners

No. 55  1/7,   Report: Recap of Teachers annual salaries

No. 58  1/8,   R.Kirkham: Routine

No. 59  12/31,   1st Natl.Bank:  Routine

No. 60  1/9,  Com,Ind.Affairs:  Telegram:  Despite the Press all is OK at Agency.

No. 61   1/10,  NPRR Agent:  Routine

No. 62  1/12, Bismarck Tribune: Routine

No. 63  1/12 Bismarck Tribune: Routine

No. 64 1/2, Agcy.Beef Herd: Issue 216 head of cattle commencing Jan. 20

No. 65  Blank

No. 66  1/13,  NPRR  Agent: Routine

No. 67  1/13, Pine Ridge Agcy: Everything quiet here.

No. 68  1/13,  Sec. Treasury: Routine.

No. 69  1/13,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

No. 70 1/15, Com.Ind.Affairs: Drowned Teacher had no known relatives.

No. 71  1/16, Com.Ind.Affairs: On how I want cattle delivered in the future

No. 73  1/21,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

No. 74   1/21,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

No. 75    1/21 Teachers: Reports

No. 76  1/22,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Telegram:  John Grass & Mad Bear will go to Washington, DC

No. 77  1/12,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Re complaint about treatment of Sitting Bull’s body.

No. 78  1/23,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Reiterating his position regarding authority behind arrest of Sitting Bull.

No. 84 12/30,  Sec.Interior:  Answering telegram request for exact order given to Indian Police for arrest of Sitting Bull.

No.88  1/13, CO Fort Yates: Endorsements for adding soap & yeast to prisoner issues.

No. 89  1/26, Com.Ind.Affairs:   Indians transported prisoner clothing and need reimbursement.

No. 91  1/26, Com.Ind.Affairs:  Repeating complaint about dissecting Sitting Bull’s body.

No. 92   Com.Ind.Affairs:  1st endorsement of Sitting Bull body issue.

No. 93  1/23, Com.Ind.Affairs:  3rd & 4th endorsement of Sitting Bull Body issue.

No. 94  1/27,  McLaughlin: 5th endorsement of Sitting Bull body issue.

No. 96  1/27,  W.S.Martin:  No vacancies at schools on this reservation.

No. 97  1/27,  T.B.Bullard:  Regarding handling of bids for annual supply of goods.

No. 98  1/27,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Regarding how many Indians are capable of handling cattle.

No. 100 1/29,  Hampton Inst.:  Acknowledging receipt of check to student Indian for tools.

No. 101  1/29,  J.S.Wiles:  No vacancies for position of farmer.

No. 103  1/30,  Pine Ridge Agcy:  Telegram regarding delegation of Indians to Wash. DC.

No. 104  1/30,  L.Primeau:  Instructions for interpreter leading delegation to Wash.DC.

No. 105  1/30,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

No. 106  1/30,  CO Fort Yates: Regarding guns turned in to Agency.

No. 107   1/31,   Miss Francis:  Reports and Instructions to Sister at Catholic School.

 

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January 1891 Letters

No. 47  1/2,  NPRR Agent:Routine

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No. 48  1/5,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

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No. 49  1/5,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Clothing for Prisoners

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No. 50  1/5, CO Fort Sully: Pass 3 Indians to hostile prisoner’s camp to reclaim horses.

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No. 51   1/6,  1st Natl.Bank:Routine

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No. 52  1/6,   1st Natl.Bank: Routine

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No. 53  1/7, Com.Ind.Affairs: Press Lies.  No unrest since December 15th

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No. 54  1/7,  CO Fort Sully: Clothing on way for Hostile Prisoners

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No. 55  1/7,   Report: Recap of Teachers annual salaries

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No. 58  1/8,   R.Kirkham: Routine

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No. 59  12/31,   1st Natl.Bank:  Routine

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No. 60  1/9,  Com,Ind.Affairs:  Telegram:  Despite the Press all is OK at Agency.

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No. 61   1/10,  NPRR Agent:  Routine

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No. 62  1/12, Bismarck Tribune: Routine

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No. 63  1/12 Bismarck Tribune: Routine

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No. 64 1/2, Agcy.Beef Herd: Issue 216 head of cattle commencing Jan. 20

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No. 65  Blank

No. 66  1/13,  NPRR  Agent: Routine

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No. 67  1/13, Pine Ridge Agcy: Everything quiet here.

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No. 68  1/13,  Sec. Treasury: Routine.

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No. 69  1/13,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

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No. 70 1/15, Com.Ind.Affairs: Drowned Teacher had no known relatives.

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No. 71  1/16, Com.Ind.Affairs: On how I want cattle delivered in the future

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No. 73  1/21,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

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No. 74   1/21,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

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No. 75    1/21 Teachers: Reports

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No. 76  1/22,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Telegram:  John Grass & Mad Bear will go to Washington, DC

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No. 77  1/12,  Com.Ind.Affairs:  Re complaint about treatment of Sitting Bull’s body.

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No. 78  1/23,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Reiterating his position regarding authority behind arrest of Sitting Bull.

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No. 84 12/30,  Sec.Interior:  Answering telegram request for exact order given to Indian Police for arrest of Sitting Bull.

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No.88  1/13, CO Fort Yates: Endorsements for adding soap & yeast to prisoner issues.

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No. 89  1/26, Com.Ind.Affairs:   Indians transported prisoner clothing and need reimbursement.

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No. 91  1/26, Com.Ind.Affairs:  Repeating complaint about dissecting Sitting Bull’s body.

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No. 92   Com.Ind.Affairs:  1st endorsement of Sitting Bull body issue.

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No. 93  1/23, Com.Ind.Affairs:  3rd & 4th endorsement of Sitting Bull Body issue.

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No. 94  1/27,  McLaughlin: 5th endorsement of Sitting Bull body issue.

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No. 96  1/27,  W.S.Martin:  No vacancies at schools on this reservation.

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No. 97  1/27,  T.B.Bullard:  Regarding handling of bids for annual supply of goods.

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No. 98  1/27,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Regarding how many Indians are capable of handling cattle.

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No. 100 1/29,  Hampton Inst.:  Acknowledging receipt of check to student Indian for tools.

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No. 101  1/29,  J.S.Wiles:  No vacancies for position of farmer.

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No. 103  1/30,  Pine Ridge Agcy:  Telegram regarding delegation of Indians to Wash. DC.

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No. 104  1/30,  L.Primeau:  Instructions for interpreter leading delegation to Wash.DC.rockb-104

No. 105  1/30,  Com.Ind.Affairs: Routine

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No. 106  1/30,  CO Fort Yates: Regarding guns turned in to Agency.

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No. 107   1/31,   Miss Francis:  Reports and Instructions to Sister at Catholic School.

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