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George W. Martin to Ida M. Ferris

George W. Martin to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Martin, George W. (George Washington), 1841-1914
Date: June 21, 1910
In this letter to Ida Ferris, George W. Martin discusses information regarding the Indian, Black Hawk. Black Hawk, a leader of the Sauk (Sac) tribe, was involved in the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War. Martin explains that "Black Hawk was never captured but gave himself up voluntarily because his warriors & chiefs were captured" in the aftermath of the Black Hawk War.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 24, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 24, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1822-1834
This volume contains the accounts of Thomas Forsyth (1822-1830), Felix St. Vrain (1830-1831), Joshua Pilcher (1832), and M.S. Davenport (1832-1834), Indian agents for the Sac and Fox at the Rock Island, Illinois sub-agency. During this time, the accounts were recorded by William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) who was the Superintendent of Indian Affairs at the Central Superintendency in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of the expenditures included salaries for interpreters, blacksmiths, and agents, transportation costs, blankets, tobacco, whiskey, flour, and salt. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service.


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