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Deposition of J.N.N. Schooler

Deposition of J.N.N. Schooler
Creator: Schooler, J.N.N.
Date: June 16, 1867
This item contains the deposition of J.N.N. Schooler following an attack by Indians. In his deposition, Schooler explains that he and his companions were on the "Smoky Hill Overland Route Sixteen or Seventeen miles east of Fort Wallace" when 200 or more Cheyenne and Sioux attacked them. According to Schooler, four men were killed immediately and three were taken prisoner. Other details include the monetary value of items lost during the attack.


H.J. Alvord, departmental claim agent, Washington, D.C.

H.J. Alvord, departmental claim agent, Washington, D.C.
Creator: Alvord, H.J.
Date: 1870
This business card from attorney H.J. Alvord indicates that he was well-versed in dealing with Indian depredation claims. These were predominantly claims filed by Euro-Americans living in the West against Native Americans for crimes they allegedly committed in the years following the American Civil War.


H.W. Farnsworth to William D. Blackford

H.W. Farnsworth to William D. Blackford
Creator: Farnsworth, H.W.
Date: May 30, 1868
This item, from H.W. Farnsworth to William D. Blackford, concerns the Cheyenne raid in which J.N.N. Schooler lost a great deal of property. The list of items lost by Schooler include 9 mules, 1 horse, 1 Buffalo robe, and 2 Colt Army pistols.


Letter by J.N.N. Schooler declaring William D. Blackford his attorney

Letter by J.N.N. Schooler declaring William D. Blackford his attorney
Creator: Schooler, J.N.N.
Date: April 27, 1868
This item was written by J.N.N. Schooler in order to legally declare that William D. Blackford of Washington D.C. was going to serve as his attorney. Schooler, who lost property in a raid by Cheyenne and Sioux braves, selected Blackford to help "collect and secure payments" from the United States Government "for certain property destroyed by the Cheyenne Indians on the 16th day of June 1867, amounting to four thousand five hundred and Seventy two dollars ($4512)."


List of cases related to Indian depredation claims

List of cases related to Indian depredation claims
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: 1898
This item is a list of Indian depredation claims handled by H. W. Farnsworth of Topeka, Kansas, and attorney William D. Blackford of Washington D.C. The name of the claimant, as well as the dollar amount, is listed under the name of the offending party's tribe. The origin of the dollar amount is not clear.


W.D. Blackford, Attorney-at-Law

W.D. Blackford, Attorney-at-Law
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: Unknown
This item is a business card for attorney W.D. Blackford, and it indicates that he specialized in claims, including "Indian Depredation Claims." References include Governor Harvey of Kansas and former Kansas Governor S.J. Crawford of Emporia, Kansas.


W.D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth

W.D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: January 11, 1870
In this letter to H.W. Farnsworth, attorney W.D. Blackford addresses Indian Depredation claims in Kansas. Blackford explains that he was currently "at work perfecting the Spencer and Meads Kaw Indian depredation claim." Like other claims relating to attacks by Indians, the Spencer and Meads claim was awaiting Congressional action.


W.R. Terwilliger Indian depredation claim

W.R. Terwilliger Indian depredation claim
Creator: Terwilliger, W.R.
Date: January 18, 1872
This item is a sworn statement from W.R. Terwilliger regarding an Indian Depredation claim. According to Terwilliger's statement, he and a companion were trading with the Cheyenne south of Council Grove, Kansas, in the winter of 1867/1868, and purchased a horse from a band of Cheyennes led by Little Antelope.


William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth

William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: September 29, 1898
In this letter to H.W. Farnsworth, William D. Blackford addresses current claims regarding Indian Depredations. In particular, Blackford addresses the cost of bringing the claims before the Court of Claims.


William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth, and H.R. 3873

William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth, and H.R. 3873
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: April 07, 1873
In this letter to H.W. Farnsworth, William D. Blackford addressed recent events related to Indian Depredation claims. Blackford explained that he "did not succeed in getting any of our Indian dep. claims passed Congress during it last session, but I made some progress and I ask your leave to try again." Accompanying Blackford's letter are House Resolutions 3873 (relief for William Zigler, Norris Harer, William T. Ashbell, and Courtney Holmes) and H. R. 3875 (relief of Christopher Weidner, Henry Hegwer, Moise Bellmard, Louis Pashall, Aaron Grigsby, Harvey L. Bickford, and Thomas Stanley composing the firm of Bickford and Stanley), which were passed by the United States House of Representatives on February 8, 1873. Another enclosure was Senate Bill 1423 For the relief of persons for damages sustained by reason of Indian depredations. The Senate bill was reported with amendments but apparently not passed.


William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth correspondence

William D. Blackford to H.W. Farnsworth correspondence
Creator: Blackford, W.D.
Date: January 29, 1870-March 26, 1872
These items, consisting of a series of letters written to H.W. Farnsworth by attorney William D. Blackford, deal with Indian Depredation claims that originated in Kansas. The letters address the many difficulties related to such claims, which were largely seen at the time as the responsibility of either the federal or state government.


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