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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.


Charles R. Green to George W. Martin

Charles R. Green to George W. Martin
Creator: Green, Charles R.
Date: June 20, 1910
In this letter to George W. Martin, Charles R. Green addresses information related to the Sac and Fox tribe. Green, proprietor of Green's Library and Museum in Olathe, Kansas, explains that he interviewed a missionary named Samuel Black, who once served as a missionary for the Sac and Fox. Green explains that Black assisted in recruiting African American men to fight in Company K, 1st U.S. Colored Troops.


Charles Tucker's residence, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Charles Tucker's residence, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Creator: Cornatzer, Samuel M.
Date: April 10, 1876
This item concerns the legal heirs of the estate of Wah-na-se. In council, the Shawnee leaders decided that the land owned by Wah-na-se would be given to her sole heir, Mary Rodgers. The item is signed by Head Chief Charles Tucker, Assistant Chief Dudley Tucker, and Shawnee "Councillors" James Kyser, Hiram Johnson, and Charles Tucker, Jr.


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.


E.C. Thayer to Dr. J.W. McIntosh correspondence

E.C. Thayer to Dr. J.W. McIntosh correspondence
Creator: Thayer, E.C.
Date: January 18, 1896
In this letter to Dr. J.W. McIntosh, E.C.Thayer discusses the character of James Murie, Pawnee breastworks, and tensions and conflicts betweeen the Pawnees, Omahas, and Sioux.


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.


Frank Frantz to George W. Martin

Frank Frantz to George W. Martin
Creator: Frantz, Frank, 1872-1941
Date: November 30, 1904
In this item, United States Indian Agent Frank Frantz, who served as an officer with the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, responds to a letter sent by Kansas State Historical Society Secretary George W. Martin. While Frantz admits that he is new to the Osage Agency, he does provide important details on the Osages' current way of life. Frantz explains that the Governor of the tribe was a "fullblood" named O-lo-hah-wal-la who had been "raised to his position of prominence on account of his natural ability and education." Frantz also points out that a number of younger Osages were attending "Carlisle, Haskell, Chilocco and other nonreservation schools, including some of the best colleges and academies in this section of the country."


George Neelis to Hercules Price

George Neelis to Hercules Price
Creator: Neelis, George
Date: September 26, 1910
A letter from George W. Neelis, Department of the Interior, United States Indian Service, to Hercules H. Price, Napa County, California. Neelis writes that he was visited by a member of his tribe and that he was able to get a correct spelling and pronunciation of Hercules Price's Indian name.


H.E. Bruce to Charles Cecil Howes

H.E. Bruce to Charles Cecil Howes
Creator: Bruce, H.E.
Date: May 18, 1939
These are several items from H.E. Bruce that were sent to Charles Cecil Howes. The first item is a letter from Bruce to Howes that concerns the meeting Bruce was having with the Potawatomies on May 21, 1939. Bruce, U.S. Indian Agent for the Potawatomie, attached a copy of the 43-page speech that he was going to give, as well as a sample ballot that was going to be used "in voting on certain questions." In the end, Bruce explained to Howes that "agitators have stirred up a very unwholesome situation, which I think this meeting will largely overcome."


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.


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."


Leo Whistler to Ida M. Ferris

Leo Whistler to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Whistler, Leo
Date: May 14, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Leo Whistler of the U.S. Indian Service responds to earlier letters from Ferris. In his reponse, Whistler provides information regarding Sac and Fox members, including Walter Battice, Hattie McDaniel, Jack Miles, Che-Ko-Shuk, and others.


List E indicating the locations of land made for the New York Indians in Kansas Territory

List E indicating the locations of land made for the New York Indians in Kansas Territory
Creator: United States Department of Interior
Date: June 16, 1860
This item contains a list of "New York Indians entitled to 320 acres, or a half section of land, each within the New York Reservation in Kansas Territory." Included are the name of the "reservee," location of the land, and total number of acres to be given to them.


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.


Potawatomi allottees and Connelley, Snyder, and Bennett correspondence

Potawatomi allottees and Connelley, Snyder, and Bennett correspondence
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: November 23, 1917-December 03, 1917
The largest item in this group is a list of Potawatomi allottees complied by Colonel Henry J. Aten around 1905. The accompanying correspondence, that discusses the list of allottees, consists of letters between William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, A. R. Snyder, Superintendent and Special Distribution Agent for the United States Indian Service, and W.W. Bennett, Superintendent of the U.S. Indian Service. Also included is a two-page, hand-written document titled "Location of Agency Buildings."


Shawnee Tribe of Indians, now resident in the Cherokee Nation

Shawnee Tribe of Indians, now resident in the Cherokee Nation
Creator: Cornatzer, Samuel M.
Date: April 21, 1877
This item contains a declaration signed by Shawnee Native Americans Charles Tucker, Dudley Tucker, Charles Bluejacket, Stephen Bluejacket, and Jonathan Blackfeather. The declaration's purpose was to address the transfer of land ownership to Rebecca Fitzpatrick, the daughter of Captain Joesph Parks.


The Wichita Indians

The Wichita Indians
Creator: Pratt, Charles H
Date: November 23, 1935
This item, written by Charles H. Pratt, Historian for The Wichita Nation Association, provides a detailed glimpse into the history and traditions of the "Wichita and Affiliated Bands of Indians." Some of the information included is an explanation of the origins of the Wichita, a Spanish Conquistadors report on the Wichitas, Wichita Bands in Texas, and the names of some Wichita women.


Walter Battice to George W. Martin

Walter Battice to George W. Martin
Creator: Battice, Walter
Date: July 07, 1910
In this letter to George W. Martin, Sac and Fox member Walter Battice discusses the 1865 treaty between the Sac and Fox and the U.S. Government, explaing that it "has been complied with to the satisfaction of Government," and that it was "sufficient in dealing with Indians." Battice does state that not all the names on the treaty were spelled correctly. In addition, Battice discusses the change from two principal chiefs for the Sac and Fox tribe to "five who were known as Five Treaty Chiefs."


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: 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.


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