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Arsenal at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Arsenal at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1867
This is a sketch of the arsenal at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, drawn by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius.


Carl "Ado" Hunnius diary

Carl "Ado" Hunnius diary
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: January 10 - 24, 1876
Carl J. A. "Ado" Hunnius kept this diary while visiting the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in Indian Territory. The diary contains detailed information about the trip and sketches (drawn illustrations) of some of the things he saw during the course of his travels. A complete transcription is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius diary

Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius diary
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: March 30, 1867-October 9, 1867
This diary, written by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius, contains entries from his time serving under Major General Winfield Scott Hancock on his expedition to pacify the plains Indians shortly after the end of the American Civil War. Details include transportation used, types of food eaten, weather, forging activities, medical care, encounters with hostile warriors, and many other details of a soldiers' life during the period.


Die Indianer der Vereinigten Staaten

Die Indianer der Vereinigten Staaten
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1870-1900
This item contains an article on the Indians of the United States written by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius. Known as Ado to his friends and colleagues, Hunnius was a Civil War veteran, Indian Wars veteran, artist, writer, and long time resident of Kansas. The article, printed entirely in German, contains information compiled by Hunnius on the Native American tribes in the United States. Details include the branch of the tribe (Stamm), place of residence (Wohnsitz), county, and the total number of men, women and children (Manner, Weiber, und Kinder) for each tribe. The information provided in the article was taken from the offical reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The article also mentions that there were a total of 100,000 civilized Indians, 135,000 half-civilized Indians, and 81,000 "Wild" Indians.


Die unterzeichnete Vorstand giebt sich die Ehre

Die unterzeichnete Vorstand giebt sich die Ehre
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: October 21, 1874
This item is a certificate from the Museum fur Volkerkunde (Anthropological and Ethnological Museum) in Leipzig, Germany. It was issued to Carl Julius Adolph "Ado" Hunnius by the Museum's executive committee on October 21, 1874, to certify that Hunnius would be "making collections and receiving donations for said institute" as their authorized agent. Shortly after receiving this certificate, Hunnius began gathering the data for his article "Die Indianer in der Vereinigten Staaten," which provides information on the Native American tribes in the United States of America.


Experiments in domestication and breeding of buffaloes (1889)  by Ado Hunnius

Experiments in domestication and breeding of buffaloes (1889) by Ado Hunnius
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1889
Written by Carl Julius Adolph "Ado" Hunnius, a collection of his thoughts on the subject of buffalo that would likely have been supported by his experiences in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War, as well as the Indian Wars that followed. Hunnius served as an enlisted man in the ranks that Custer and Hancock commanded during the 1867 campaign to pacify Native Indian tribes on the Great Plains.


Fort Zarah

Fort Zarah
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1914
Description of Fort Zarah written by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius in 1914. Fort Zarah was an active military fort in Great Bend, Kansas, from 1864-1869, and Hunnius had been to the fort while serving with Major General Winfield Scott Hancock during the Indian pacification campaign of 1867. Hunnius's descriptions of Fort Zarah provide the sizes of the buildings located at the fort, and includes a drawing of the fort.


Hancock Campaign, March 1867

Hancock Campaign, March 1867
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: March 1867
This item contains Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius's notes on his participation in Major General Winfield Scott Hancock's expedition to pacify Indians living on the American plains that took place shortly after the end of the American Civil War. Hunnius, an enlisted man in the Union Army during the Civil War, indicates that General Hancock left Fort Leavenworth on March 31, 1867 "for an Indian Campaign against Kiawas, Cheyennes, and Arapahoes, reported West of Fort Larned, Kansas." Hunnius's notes provide locations, means of transportation used, men involved, as well as other details related to the campaign.


Indian trading store

Indian trading store
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1910-1920
This item contains Carl Julius Adolph "Ado" Hunnius's story titled "Indian Trading Store." Having traveled throughout Indian Territory as a civilian and soldier.


Introduction to essay

Introduction to essay
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1910-1920
This item is a story written by Carl Julius Adolph "Ado" Hunnius. Hunnius states that he wrote the story after being requested to write down his recollections of and experiences that he had with the "Indians of the Plains." In 1867, Hunnius served under Major General Winfield Scott Hancock during his effort to pacify various Native American tribes on the plains. Hunnius indicates that attitudes toward the tribes varied quite a bit. In fact, Hunnius states that "in 1867 there was quite a difference of opinion as to the North American Indian."


Parade grounds at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Parade grounds at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1867
This is a drawing of the parade grounds at Fort Leavenworth drawn by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius.


Veteranen, 54th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers

Veteranen, 54th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers
Creator: 54th New York Volunteer Regiment, United States Army
Date: October 27, 1894
This item from the papers of Carl Julius Adolph "Ado" Hunnius is an invitation to the 33 year reunion for the 54th Regiment, New York Volunteers, which was held in the Victor Ecstein Metropoliten Hotel in New York City, New York. Hunnius joined the 54th New York, which was composed largely of German immigrants, during the American Civil War to serve the country in which he spent the rest of his life. After the Civil War, Hunnius moved to Kansas and served under Major General Winfield Scott Hancock during the 1867 effort to pacify various Native American tribes on the Great Plains.


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