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Title Account book [manuscript]: 1853-1877
Author Vanderslice, Daniel
Document Type Financial Record; Diary
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Indian agent Daniel Vanderslice’s account book of the Great Nemaha Agency for the years 1853 to 1861. In the account book, Vanderslice records summary expenses for the agency between 1853 and 1861. More than half of the volume contains accounting records giving the amount of funds disbursed to the Indians as stipulated in the treaty agreement. More detailed expense records are included for the years 1859-1861. The rest of the volume is devoted to Vanderslice’s own personal affairs including drafts of letters, minutes of county meetings, and general farming expenses.
Places Great Nemaha Agency, Kansas, Nebraska, United States
Keywords agent, Indian Agent, supplies, financial transactions, treaty, annuity, council, farming, agriculture, personal account
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Northwest Coast
Additional Information The Great Nemaha Subagency was established in 1837 for the Iowa Indians and the Sauk and Fox Indians of the Missouri located on the border of southeastern Nebraska and northeastern Kansas along the Great Nemaha River. In 1851 the subagency was assigned to the Central Superintendency and given full agency status.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 3194
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue