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John Dougherty to William Clark

John Dougherty to William Clark
Creator: Dougherty, John
Date: November 10, 1831
John Dougherty wrote this letter from Fort Leavenworth to the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame). As Indian agent in Kansas Territory, Dougherty had seen the effect that hard liquor had on the local Indian tribes, and he believed that it should not be allowed into the territory. To back up his position he included a copy of a letter by J. L. Bean.


Missouri Fur Company records

Missouri Fur Company records
Creator: Missouri Fur Company
Date: 1812-1813
This ledger and letterbook of the Missouri Fur Company are part of the papers of William Clark, a board member of that company. The volume was discovered with the records of the U. S. Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency. Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) served as Indian superintendent for the central superintendency from 1807 until his death in 1838. The page headings read in French: "La Compagny des Fourures du Missoury." The last page of the book includes an entry for July 12, 1817.


Missouri Fur Company records

Missouri Fur Company records
Creator: Missouri Fur Company
Date: 1812-1814
This ledger is part of the papers of William Clark, president of the Board of Directors for the Missouri Fur Company, discovered with the records of the U. S. Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency (Volume 30). The Missouri Fur Company explored the Missouri River region and traded with several Indian tribes. Included are the "Articles of Association of the Missouri Fur Company," dated January 24, 1812, and the meeting minutes and accounts payable/receivable of the Board of Directors. The ledger also contains the signatures of William Clark, Manuel Lisa and several members of the Chouteau family of St. Louis.


Pierre Menard to William Clark

Pierre Menard to William Clark
Creator: Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844
Date: October 8, 1830
Pierre Menard wrote this letter to William Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, regarding the cost of relocating Indian tribes in new lands to the west. This letter describes the actual removal process and the hardships of the Indians' journey, including harsh weather and the theft of their horses.


Richard W. Cummins to Willam Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs

Richard W. Cummins to Willam Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs
Creator: Cummins, Richard W.
Date: April 2, 1831
Letter by Richard W. Cummins detailing the physical conditions of the Delaware and Weas Indian tribes under his care for the time period between 1830 and 1831.


Richard W. Cummins to William Clark

Richard W. Cummins to William Clark
Creator: Cummins, Richard W.
Date: January 9, 1832
Richard Cummins, an agent to the Shawnee Indians, wrote this letter to the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark. Cummins informed Clark that the Kickapoo Indians, under the leadership of Chief Patsachehoy, were prepared to move from Missouri to Indian Territory (present-day Kansas). The Kickapoo had given several reasons for why they supported removal, including the fact that white settlers were encroaching on Kickapoo Territory and selling the Indians large quantities of whiskey.


Richard W. Cummins to William Clark

Richard W. Cummins to William Clark
Creator: Cummins, Richard W.
Date: December 3, 1830
Richard Cummins, an agent to the Shawnee Indians, wrote this letter to the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark. According to Cummins, the Delaware Indians who were relocating to Kansas had just passed his agency in Missouri. The leaders of the Delaware tribe had requested provisions from Cummins' agency, but Cummins had not issued any provisions because the treaty between the Delaware and the U. S. government had not been ratified. The Delaware were sorely lacking in provisions and argued that they had been promised these provisions as soon as they reached Indian Territory (present-day Kansas).


Richard W. Cummins to William Clark

Richard W. Cummins to William Clark
Creator: Cummins, Richard W.
Date: April 2, 1831
This letter, written by Richard Cummins, an agent to the Shawnee Indians, updated Superintendent of Indian Affairs William Clark on the Delaware Indians who had recently relocated in Kansas (then called Indian Territory). The Delaware had moved to Kansas in the late fall and early winter of the previous year and, due to lack of provisions, were in "a suffering condition." Many of their horses had died and so Cummins gave them some provisions to ease their suffering. The Delaware chiefs wanted the provisions guaranteed them by their treaty with the U. S. government, which they had been told was not yet ratified. They argued that it must have been ratified, because after they signed the treaty white settlers immediately took possession of the Delaware lands east of the Mississippi. In addition, Cummins mentions the Wea Indians (one of the New York Indian tribes), who were also suffering after the harsh winter.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Surveys of Indian Reservations

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Surveys of Indian Reservations
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1827-1855
Series of maps and surveys of reservations from the United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, in St. Louis, Missouri. 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 10, Daybook

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 10, Daybook
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1832-1835
This volume contains transactions and expenses as recorded by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, at St. Louis, Missouri. Expenditures included salary pay for interpreters and blacksmiths, as well as purchases of wood, coal, and corn. 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 11, Record of claims

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 11, Record of claims
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1807-1830
This volume includes claims by U.S. citizens of property theft by Indians as recorded by the United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, in St. Louis, Missouri. Stolen items, including horses, saddles, rifles, blankets, etc. and the names of each claimant, description of property, value, and available proof were recorded. An alphabetical index, by last name, is found at the end of the volume. 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 12, Property returns

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 12, Property returns
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1840-1843
This volume contains the property returns recorded by Superintendents of Indian Affairs, Joshua Pilcher (1839-1841) and David D. Mitchell (1841-1844). Property listed includes office furniture, stationery supplies, gunpowder, weaponry, and other provisions granted by treaty stipulations. Volumes 12 and 13 are bound together. 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 13, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 13, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1840-1843
This volume contains records of current accounts of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, at St. Louis, Missouri. Joshua Pilcher (1839-1841) and David D. Mitchell (1841-1844) held this position following the death of William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) in 1838. Expenditures are recorded for several sub-agencies, including Fort Leavenworth, Upper Missouri, Council Bluffs, Great Nemaha and Osage River, and the various Indian tribes in each region. These expenditures included salaries for blacksmiths and interpreters and agricultural implements. Volumes 12 and 13 are bound together. 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 14, Property returns

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 14, Property returns
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1844-1849
This volume contains property returns as recorded by Thomas H. Harvey, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of the property accounted for includes stationary, books, office furniture, safes, agricultural implements, blacksmith's tools, and rifles. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service. Volumes 14 and 15 are bound together.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 15, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 15, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1844-1849
This volume contains records of current accounts of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, at St. Louis, Missouri. Thomas H. Harvey held this position from 1844-1849. Expenditures are recorded for several sub-agencies, including Fort Leavenworth, Upper Missouri, Council Bluffs, Great Nemaha and Osage River, and the various Indian tribes in each region. These expenditures included salaries for blacksmiths and interpreters, annuities, and provisions. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service. Volumes 14 and 15 are bound together.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 16, Property returns

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 16, Property returns
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1843-1853
This volume contains property returns as recorded by David D. Mitchell, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of the property accounted for includes stationary, books, office furniture, safes, agricultural implements, blacksmith's tools, and rifles. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service. Volumes 16 and 17 are bound together.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 17, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 17, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1843-1853
This volume contains records of current accounts of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, at St. Louis, Missouri. David D. Mitchell held this position from 1849-1853. Expenditures are recorded for several sub-agencies, including Fort Leavenworth, Upper Missouri, Council Bluffs, Great Nemaha and Osage River, and the various Indian tribes in each region. These expenditures included salaries for blacksmiths and interpreters, annuities, and provisions. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service. Volumes 16 and 17 are bound together.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 18/19, Property returns and accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 18/19, Property returns and accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1839-1840
These volumes contain records of current accounts and property returns as recorded by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Joshua Pilcher, at the Central Superintendency in St. Louis, Missouri. Property listed includes office furniture, stationery supplies, and other provisions granted by treaty stipulations. Expenditures are recorded for several sub-agencies, including Fort Leavenworth, Upper Missouri, Council Bluffs, Great Nemaha and Osage River, and the various Indian tribes in each region. These expenditures included salaries for blacksmiths and interpreters and agricultural implements. 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 1, Field notes

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 1, Field notes
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1830-1838
This volume includes field notes and surveys of Indian lands and some treaties made between the U. S. and various Indian tribes (1830-1838). Included are several maps of Indian reservations in Kansas. William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) served as Indian Superintendent for the central superintendency until his death in 1838. 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 20, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 20, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1822-1825
This volume contains records of current accounts from September 21,1822-September 1,1825 for Indian agents, including Lawrence Taliaferro, Banjamin O'Fallon, Richard Graham, James Latham, Nicholas Bolvin, Thomas Forsyth and Pierre Menard. The expenditures of William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) are also included as Clark served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Central Superintendency in St. Louis, Missouri. Records were kept for the salaries of the agents and interpreters, transportation costs, gifts, rations, and paid annuities. 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 21, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 21, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1822-1834
This volume contains the expenditure accounts of Indian agents for the upper Missouri River, including Benjamin O'Fallon, George H. Kennerly, and John Dougherty, as recorded by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition). Some of the expenditures include interpreter and agent salaries, supplies, and presents, such as beads and tobacco.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 22, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 22, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1828-1834
This volume contains the accounts of John F.A. Sanford, Indian agent for the upper Missouri River as recorded by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition). Some of the expenditures include interpreter and agent salaries, supplies, and presents, such as beads and tobacco.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 23, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 23, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1822-1834
This volume contains the account expenditures of Indian agent Lawrence Taliaferro from September 30, 1822 - September 30, 1834. It contains quarterly abstracts of disbursements, and reasons for payment, such as salaries for laborers and interpreters, transportation costs, stationary, and medical services, including one entry for milk given to Chippewa Indians in the hospital at Fort Snelling.


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.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 25, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 25, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1824-1834
This volume contains records of current accounts for Osage Indian agents, including Alexander McNair, John F. Hamtramck and Paul L. Chouteau. William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Central Superintendency in St. Louis, Missouri. Records were kept for the salaries of the agents, interpreters, and blacksmiths, transportation costs, presents, provisions, and paid annuities. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service.


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