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Pierre Menard wrote this letter to William Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, regarding the cost of relocating Indian tribes in new lands to the west. This letter describes the actual removal process and the hardships of the Indians' journey, including harsh weather and the theft of their horses.
Creator: Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844
Date: October 8, 1830
This informative letter demonstrates the cost of removal and the struggles that tribes faced as they migrated to Kansas. It could be grouped with other sources that describe the removal process.
KS:7th:1.4:Indian Removal (2005)
Item Number: 208236
Call Number: William Clark Papers Coll. 741 Records of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs Vol. 6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208236
Collections - Manuscript - Clark, William
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Indian Removal Act (Indicator 4) - Loss of land and resources
Date - 1800-1854
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Agencies - Indian affairs
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Policies and programs - Land - Indian Removal Act
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - American Indians - Indian lands
People - American Indians - Indian removal
People - Notable People - Clark, William
Places - Other States - Illinois
Thematic Time Period - Indian Territory, 1820-1854
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters