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Charles R. Green to George W. Martin

Charles R. Green to George W. Martin
Creator: Green, Charles R.
Date: June 28, 1910
In this letter to George W. Martin, Charles R. Green addresses details of Sac and Fox history.


Dr. Fenn's history and sketch of their days with the Indians

Dr. Fenn's history and sketch of their days with the Indians
Creator: Fenn, Elbridge Burke
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
Elbridge Burke Fenn moved to Kansas in 1866 with several others, first settling in a "vacant cabin" on the Sac and Fox Agency. This item contains information on several Sac and Fox bands. In addition, it highlights the tensions that existed "on the part of the common Indians and one or two of their chiefs against whites for driving them off the Kansas Reservation."


Fannie Nadeau to Ida M. Ferris

Fannie Nadeau to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Nadeau, Fannie
Date: June 09, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Fannie Nadeau addresses various elements of Sac and Fox history. Nadeau explains that she cannot tell Ferris much about the Pawnee War because their were not any veterans of the conflict living at the Sac and Fox Agency near Stroud, Oklahoma. In addition, Nadeau explains that she may get more information from the Sac and Fox members living in Iowa.


Fannie W. Nadeau to George W. Martin

Fannie W. Nadeau to George W. Martin
Creator: Nadeau, Fannie
Date: June 18, 1910
In this postcard note to George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Fannie W. Nadeau explains to Martin that Shawpaw kaw kah shot himself around 1863, shortly after completing his will. The picture on the front of the postcard is of the Sac and Fox Indian School near Stroud, Oklahoma, which was the city in which Nadeau lived at the time she corresponded with Martin and with Ida M. Ferris of Osage City, Kansas.


Harry E. Gillette to George W. Martin correspondence

Harry E. Gillette to George W. Martin correspondence
Creator: Gillette, Harry E.
Date: June 12, 1910-August 30, 1910
Items in this correspondence detail the location of various Native Indian missions in Kansas, including the Munsee Mission, the Peoria Mission, the Ottawa Mission, and the Sac and Fox Agency.


MacLean & Lawrences Sectional Map of Kansas Territory

MacLean & Lawrences Sectional Map of Kansas Territory
Date: 1857
Sectional map of Kansas Territory drafted by C. P. Wiggin and signed by L. A. MacLean, Chief Clerk of the Surveyor General's office in Lecompton, Kansas Territory. The map was published by MacLean & Lawrence and printed by William Schuchman & Bro. in Philadelphia. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Copies of this map are available for viewing at both the Kansas Historical Society and Lecompton Historical Society.


Map of Eastern Kansas

Map of Eastern Kansas
Creator: Jewett, J.P. & Company
Date: 1856
A map of Eastern Kansas by E.B. Whitman and A.D. Searl, General Land Agents, Lawrence, Kansas. The map illustrates a portion of Eastern Kansas which depicts trading posts, post offices, missions, government forts, Indian villages, roads, trails and Indian boundaries. The Indian boundaries that are featured included: the Kickappo, Pottawatomie, Kansa, Sax and Fox, Shawnee, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Iowa, Delaware, Wyandotte, Piankashaw, and the Wea. The map includes illustrations of the Eldridge House in Lawrence and the Constitution Hall in Topeka. The land discussed above was originally given to Native Americans following the passage of the Indian Removal Act in 1830.


Nebraska and Kanzas

Nebraska and Kanzas
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.,
Date: 1855
The map, published in 1855, showed the eastern portions of both Kansas and Nebraska. The Nebraska portion depicts the counties that had been established at that time. The Kansas portion included cities, various Indian reservations, and rivers.


O.J. Green to Ida M. Ferris

O.J. Green to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Green, O.J.
Date: March 02, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, U.S. Indian Services Superintendent O.J. Green answers Ferris's questions regarding Sac and Fox members in Iowa. Green explains that there were 350 Sac and Fox members in Iowa as of 1910, and that the leader of the band was Chief Push-e-to-me-qua.


Rankin and Gibbs copper coin impression

Rankin and Gibbs copper coin impression
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: December 29, 1930
This item is an impression of a copper coin that belonged to W.G. Nussback. The coin impression indicates that it was used by "Rankin and Gibbs, Sac and Fox Traders," and that it was "good for 50 cents in goods."


Samuel M. Irvin diary

Samuel M. Irvin diary
Creator: Irvin, S. M. (Samuel Mcleary), b. 1812
Date: January 1, 1841-June 23, 1848
This diary was written by Samuel M. Irvin, and it contains a great number of details surrounding his activities during the period from January 1841 through June 1848. During the period covered in the diary, Irvin worked as the principal missionary at the Iowa Presbyterian Mission near Highland, Kansas. As a result, Irvin's diary discusses his duties in that capacity, as well as his day-to-day activities on the frontier.


Stevenson & Morris New Sectional Map of Kansas

Stevenson & Morris New Sectional Map of Kansas
Creator: Stevenson & Morris
Date: 1859
This map was originally drafted by Robert L. Ream and depicts the towns, rivers, and Indian reservations in the counties of northeast and southeast Kansas. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Copies of this map are available for viewing at both the Kansas Historical Society and Lecompton Historical Society.


Territorial Census, 1855, District 14

Territorial Census, 1855, District 14
Creator: Heed, Albert
Date: February through March, 1855
This census was taken in order to determine eligible voters for elections to be held as proclaimed by Governor Andrew Reeder on November 10, 1854. The categories for information in the census were name, occupation, age, gender, emigrated from, native of United States, naturalized citizen, declarant (intention to become a citizen), Negro, slave, and voter. Only white males over twenty-one were eligible to vote. The districts used for the census were the same as the election districts. The assessor indexed the census entries and these pages were provided before the enumeration pages. There is a statistical summary of the census after the enumeration pages. For District 14, the place of election was not stated. he boundaries of each district were described in Governor Reeder's proclamation, and it is difficult to determine what counties were in each district. The description of the Fourteenth District follows: "Commencing at the mouth of Independence Creek; thence up said creek to the head of the main branch, and thence due west to the line of the late Kickapoo reservation; thence north along said line and the line of the late Sac and Fox reservation to the north line of the Territory; thence along said line eastwardly to the Missouri River, and down said river to the place of beginning."


Territorial Census, 1855, District 4

Territorial Census, 1855, District 4
Creator: Donalson, C. B.
Date: January and February, 1855
This census was taken in order to determine eligible voters for elections to be held as proclaimed by Governor Andrew Reeder on November 10, 1854. The categories for information in the census were name, occupation, age, gender, emigrated from, native of United States, naturalized citizen, declarant (intention to become a citizen), Negro, slave, and voter. Only white males over twenty-one were eligible to vote. The districts used for the census were the same as the election districts. A statistical summary of the census followed the enumeration pages. For District 4, the place of election was the house of Dr. Chapman. The boundaries of each district were described in Governor Reeder's proclamation, and it is difficult to determine what counties were in each district. The description of the Fourth District follows: "Commencing at the Missouri State line, in the middle of the Santa Fe road; thence along the middle of said road to Rock Creek, near the sixty-fifth mile of said road; thence south to the line of the late Shawnee reservation ceded by the treaty of 1854; thence due east along the south line of said reservation and the north line of the existing reservations of the Sacs and Foxes, the existing reservations of the Chippewas and Ottawas and the late reservations of the Piankesaws, Weas, Peorias and Kaskaskias to the Missouri State line; thence up the Missouri State line to the place of beginning."


Territorial census, 1855. District 7

Territorial census, 1855. District 7
Creator: McClure, J. R.
Date: February, 1855
This census was taken in order to determine eligible voters for elections to be held as proclaimed by Governor Andrew Reeder on November 10, 1854. The categories for information in the census were name, occupation, age, gender, emigrated from, native of United States, naturalized citizen, declarant (intention to become a citizen), Negro, slave, and voter. Only white males over twenty-one were eligible to vote. The districts used for the census were the same as the election districts. A statistical summary of the census followed the enumeration pages. For District 7, the place of election was the house of Fry McGee at One Hundred and Ten-Mile Creek, on the Santa Fe road. The boundaries of each district were described in Governor Reeder's proclamation, and it is difficult to determine what counties were in each district. The description of the Seventh District follows: "Commencing at the east side of the house of Charles Mattingly, on the Wakarusa River; thence due south to the middle of the Santa Fe road; thence westwardly along the middle of said road to Rock Creek, near the 65th mile of said road; thence due south to the north line of the Sac and Fox reservation; thence along the north and west lines thereof, and due south to the Neosho River; thence up said river to a point due south of the mouth of Elm Creek; thence due north to the mouth of Elm Creek, and up said creek to the Santa Fe road, and thence by a direct line in a northerly direction to the southwest corner of the Pottawatomie reservation; thence along the southern line of said reservation to the head-waters of the Wakarusa River, or the point nearest thereto; thence to and down the said river to the place of beginning."


Township Map of Kansas

Township Map of Kansas
Creator: Mendenhall, E.
Date: 1856
This sectional map of the Kansas Territory is compiled from field notes in the U.S. Surveyor General's office in observance by Geo N. Propper. County boundaries, Indian boundaries, rail roads, emigrant routes and common roads are identified.


United States versus Amos Banks for larceny

United States versus Amos Banks for larceny
Date: bond March 27, 1860
This case file contains a bail bond for Amos Banks issued by Justice of the Peace Joseph Welsh on March 27, 1860 in the Kansas Territory. The bond states Banks is accused of committing larceny on land belonging to the Sac and Fox tribe. Banks was ordered to appear at Welsh's office in the now-defunct town of Minneola, Franklin County on May 1, 1860. During the territorial period, the Sac and Fox tribe owned land near Doniphan County as well as land near Osage County. The Sac and Fox people were forcibly relocated to land west of the Mississippi river in the 1830s following the Black Hawk War.


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 Ida M. Ferris

Walter Battice to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Battice, Walter
Date: November 02, 1909
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Walter Battice discusses recent events at the Sac and Fox Agency in Oklahoma. In particular, Battice explains to Ferris that the Sac and Fox Agency possessed records of all treaties between the Sac and the Fox and the U.S. Government that had been approved since 1804, and he states that "Mr. Curtis would gladly assist you in obtaining them." In addition, Battice addresses past "aggrievances" to the Sac and Fox by stating that "we as educated Indians have to the conclusion that its too late to ponder or to serve any purpose by going into the matter of right and wrong."


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: 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.


Wells' new sectional map of Kansas

Wells' new sectional map of Kansas
Creator: Wells, J.G.
Date: 1858
This map depicts the towns, rivers, roads and railroad routes in the counties of northeast and southeast Kansas. Some of the points of interest included the Ft. Riley and Kansas City Railroad, Emmigrant Road to Santa Fe, the Leavenworth and Ft. Riley Road, the Osawatomie and Kansas City Road and the Galveston and Kansas City Railroad.


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