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Field notes of the survey of the Cherokee Lands

Field notes of the survey of the Cherokee Lands
Creator: McCoy, John Calvin, 1811-1889
Date: September 21, 1837
This item contains the details of land surveys conducted by John C. McCoy on Cherokee Lands in 1836 and 1837. McCoy's field notes contains details such as the types of trees, topography, size and course of streams, soil condition, etc. According to the first entry, McCoy began the survey "in accordance with the instructions of Isaac McCoy" and "commenced at the N.W. corner of Quapau Lands on the East bank of the Neosho. River and run thence up with the meanders of the same."


George A. Root to Mr. Elliott of Coffeyville

George A. Root to Mr. Elliott of Coffeyville
Creator: Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949
Date: February 22, 1933
In this letter to Mr. Elliott of Coffeyville, Kansas State Historical Society Curator of Archives George A. Root provides some brief information regarding Samuel Irvin. Root explains that Irvin "arrived in Kansas in 1837, and established at Highland a mission for the Iowa and Sac Indians. He is described as a man of slight build, and absolutely fearless."


Indian Manual labor school expenses, 1837-1840

Indian Manual labor school expenses, 1837-1840
Creator: Shawnee Indian Manual Labor School (Kan.)
Date: 1837-December 12, 1840
This item details some of the expenses related to the running of the Shawnee Indian Manual Labor School during the years 1837 to 1840. Some expenses were for the school itself, while others were the private expenses of those employed there.


Isaac McCoy journal

Isaac McCoy journal
Creator: McCoy, Isaac, 1784-1846
Date: January 11, 1837 - July 8, 1837
Isaac McCoy kept a journal from 1814 to 1841. This is the fifteenth part of the journal, covering part of 1837. Isaac McCoy was ordained a Baptist minister in 1810 and served as missionary among the Native Americans in present-day Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Kansas. He was an advocate of Indian removal from the eastern United States, proposing an Indian state in what is now Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma so Native Americans could be free from the "corrupting influences attending association with the frontier people of that early period." Isaac McCoy was a key part in the work of the Board of Foreign Missions in America and the Committee on Indian Affairs on the issues of Native American emigration and the Indian Removal Act.


Isaac McCoy journal

Isaac McCoy journal
Creator: McCoy, Isaac, 1784-1846
Date: December 17, 1836 - January 11, 1837
Isaac McCoy kept a journal from 1814 to 1841. This is the fourteenth part of the journal, covering December of 1836 and January of 1837. Isaac McCoy was ordained a Baptist minister in 1810 and served as missionary among the Native Americans in present-day Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Kansas. He was an advocate of Indian removal from the eastern United States, proposing an Indian state in what is now Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma so Native Americans could be free from the "corrupting influences attending association with the frontier people of that early period." Isaac McCoy was a key part in the work of the Board of Foreign Missions in America and the Committee on Indian Affairs on the issues of Native American emigration and the Indian Removal Act.


People with partial Omaha ancestry born before 1830

People with partial Omaha ancestry born before 1830
Creator: McCoy, Isaac, 1784-1846
Date: Between 1836 and 1838
This manuscript lists the names of American Indian people who were identified as having partial Omaha ancestry and who were born before 1830. This document is part of the Isaac McCoy collection. A Christian missionary, McCoy lobbied Washington officials in the 1820s for the removal of Indian tribes east of the Mississippi to unoccupied areas in the West. By the 1830s McCoy worked for the United States government, selecting and surveying locations for the immigrant Indians and establishing and maintaining missions and schools.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 28, Statements of letters received

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 28, Statements of letters received
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1837-1839
This is a letterbook of correspondence received by the Office of Indian Affairs in St. Louis, Missouri from July 6, 1837, through May 12, 1839. The majority of the letters were from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding the authorization of contracts, monetary allowances, and personnel nominations. An entry on September 2, 1838, acknowledges the receipt of a letter informing of the death of William Clark, who had served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the central district until his death.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 32, Claims under 1824 Sac and Fox Treaty

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 32, Claims under 1824 Sac and Fox Treaty
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1828-1837
This volume of miscellaneous papers from the United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri, includes a record of documents and correspondence relating to claims of half-breed Indians, under the Sac & Fox treaty of 1824, to a tract of land between the Des Moines River and the Mississippi River. A searchable, full-text version of this volume is available by clicking "Text Version" below. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 34, Correspondence

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 34, Correspondence
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1836-1839
This volume of received correspondence from the Central Indian Superintendency at St. Louis, Missouri, includes holograph copies of letters received primarily from agents providing information about agency operations and contacts with various Indian nations, requests, and answers to questions of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Included in the correspondence are reports of Indian warfare and murders, alcohol abuse, conflicts between employees, the treaty with and emigration of the Potawatomi, supply requisitions, and smallpox. A searchable, full-text version of this volume is available by clicking "Text Version" below. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service.


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