James McLaughlin, Indian Agent, Standing Rock, Copybook, March 1891 (102 Pages), Original Material, First Time Published (Section 4 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.
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.
March 1891 Correspondence
Page No. 190 3/2 W.Sheriff: Possibly re Wash DC visitors trip.
Page No. 191 3/3 Ind.Sch.Pierre: Placing children of Grand River prisoners at Industrial School in Pierre.
Page No. 193 3/3 J.Baker: Re corn, flour bids, supply, etc.
Page No. 195 3/3 Com.Ind.Affairs: On giving old horses and mules to Indians and buying young ones
Page No. 198 3/4 1st Natl Bank: Routine.
Page No. 199 3/3 Com.Ind.Affairs: Endorsements for pensions for families of Indian Police involved in Grand River Affair
Page No. 202 3/3 Com.Ind.Affairs: Annual Estimate for Supplies, 1892.
Page No. 211 3/6 Com.Ind.Affairs: Requesting that Labor-saving form be approved.
Page No. 213 3/6 Com.Ind.Affairs: Will discharge 20 Indian Scouts.
Page No. 217 3/6 Com.Ind.Affairs: Indian Bureau wants Sitting Bull’s effects.
Page No. 221 3/2 Second Auditor: Routine.
Page No. 225 3/6 Com.Ind.Affairs: Agency Operations for February.
Page No. 227 3/7 Cashier: Routine.
Page No. 228 3/9 Com.Ind.Affairs: Need background on Act of Congress request.
Page No. 229 3/9 Sheriff, Mandan: Routine.
Page No. 230 3/9 RR Agt, Mandan: Routine.
Page No. 231 3/10 Com.Ind.Affair: Causes for recent outbreak of violence.
Page No. 242 3/10 Hampton Inst.: Routine.
Page No. 243 3/10 Ind.Training Sch: Routine.
Page No. 244 3/11 CO Fort Yates: Full count of ponies, horses, guns and Indian Bands on Reservation
Page No. 246 3/11 Bismarck Tribune: Send proposal ads.
Page No. 247 3/11 I. Miller: Routine.
Page No. 248 3/12 Com.Ind.Affairs: Rebuilding shops and estimate of material and labor.
Page No. 253 3/12 Com.Ind.Affairs: On connecting Agency Water System with Fort’s System.
Page No. 255 3/13 W. Remmington: Seed potato contract approval.
Page No. 256 3/13 Com.Ind.Affairs: Recommend renewal of Indian Trader’s license.
Page No. 258 3/13 Com.Ind.Affairs: No starvation despite Press Reports…VERY INTERESTING display of his views on pushing Indians to cover their own needs.
Page No.260 3/14 Com.Ind.Affairs: Issuing clothing to school children.
Page No. 261 3/14 J.Charles: Missing bundle of chair legs showed up today.
Page No.262 3/17 Com.Ind.Affairs: Rebuilding Day School building and one industrial cottage. Full details of mtl. & labor.
Page No. 269 3/18 Com.Ind.Affairs: Don’t need any brooms this year.
Page No.270 3/18 Com.Ind.Affairs: Travel expense for Wash DC delegation.
Page No. 271 3/18 Com.Ind.Affairs: On why we don’t need a third Indian Trader here.
Page No. 273 3/19 Com.Ind.Affairs: School supply estimate for 2 boarding schools and 4 day schools.
Page No.274 3/19 C. Bowsfield: No worry about further trouble.
Page No. 275 3/20 J. Treanor: No problem with Indians crossing Missouri to your store if you do not sell them liquor and treat them fairly.
Page No. 277 3/20 J. Charles: Routine broom b/l question.
Page No. 278 3/23 Rosebud Ind.Agt: On expense money for 1889 trip to Wash DC. 6 Indians given $10 each for spending money.
Pages No. 281-286 Routine letters.
March 1891 Letters