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Harry B. Gilstrap to Ida M. Ferris

Harry B. Gilstrap to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Gilstrap, Harry B.
Date: January 20, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Harry B. Gilstrap discusses his knowledge of Sac and Fox member Walter Battice, who Ferris had corresponded with in regards to Sac and Fox history.


Ida M. Ferris to George W. Martin

Ida M. Ferris to George W. Martin
Creator: Ferris, Ida M.
Date: July 11, 1910
In this letter to George W. Martin, Ida Ferris discusses Sac and Fox members, including Black Hawk, who "was not buried on top of the earth, but in a sitting posture with a seat in the grave so his head came even with the top of the ground," and Keokuk. In addition, Ferris states that Walter Battice could provide Martin with "much information concerning the troubles between the Sacs and Foxes."


Leo Whistler to Ida M. Ferris

Leo Whistler to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Whistler, Leo
Date: May 14, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Leo Whistler of the U.S. Indian Service responds to earlier letters from Ferris. In his reponse, Whistler provides information regarding Sac and Fox members, including Walter Battice, Hattie McDaniel, Jack Miles, Che-Ko-Shuk, and others.


Walter Battice to George W. Martin

Walter Battice to George W. Martin
Creator: Battice, Walter
Date: July 14, 1910
In this letter to George W. Martin, Sac and Fox member Walter Battice responds to Martin and Ida M. Ferris's inquires about Sac and Fox history, explaing that Black Hawk had two male children. According to Battice, "one as I remember had no children - the other had 3 sons - Logan, Joseph, and another one who has been dead a long while." Battice also discusses Moses Keokuk and his decendents, inclduing Charles Keokuk, as well as the famous Quenemo.


Walter Battice to George W. Martin

Walter Battice to George W. Martin
Creator: Battice, Walter
Date: July 07, 1910
In this letter to George W. Martin, Sac and Fox member Walter Battice discusses the 1865 treaty between the Sac and Fox and the U.S. Government, explaing that it "has been complied with to the satisfaction of Government," and that it was "sufficient in dealing with Indians." Battice does state that not all the names on the treaty were spelled correctly. In addition, Battice discusses the change from two principal chiefs for the Sac and Fox tribe to "five who were known as Five Treaty Chiefs."


Walter Battice to Ida M. Ferris

Walter Battice to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Battice, Walter
Date: February 18, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Sac and Fox member Walter Battice assures Ferris that he is interested in her work on the history of the Sac and Fox tribe. In fact, Battice provides Ferris with the names of several individuals who can help her with her work.


Walter Battice to Ida M. Ferris

Walter Battice to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Battice, Walter
Date: March 02, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Sac and Fox member Walter Battice addresses Ferris's quest to gather information on the Sac and Fox tribe. In fact, Battice explains that Mrs. Keokuk, the wife of Chief Keokuk, was alive and well at 84 years old. Battice also explains that his "tribe is composed of two tribes - The Foxes and the Sacs - and in bygone days we used to have a Fox Chief & a Sac Chief - at the time you speak of [mid-1800s] - Keokuk was our Sac Chief."


Walter Battice to Ida M. Ferris

Walter Battice to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Battice, Walter
Date: June 10, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Walter Battice provides information regarding the Sac and Fox tribe. Battice explains that he was on the committee that gave the Sac and Fox Indians their English names in 1891.


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