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Title Letter [manuscript]: 1870 May 25
Author Andrews, Christopher Columbus (1829-1922)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: May 25, 1870, letter from Andrews to E. B. Washburne, U.S. minister to France, regarding the direction of U.S. Indian affairs. Citing particular failures in Indian policy (a smallpox epidemic among the Gros Ventres and the depressed condition of the Indians of northern Minnesota), Andrews proposes that the Indians be converted into productive taxpaying citizens by employing first-rate businessmen to superintend their transition.
Names Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895); Washburne, Elihu Benjamin (1816-1887)
Places Stockholme, Sweden; Minnesota, United States; Paris, France
Keywords economy, smallpox, epidemic, personal account, politics, cultural assimilation, Office of Indian Affairs, government relations, expenses
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains, Southeast
Additional Information

Andrews was a Minnesota lawyer and author, appointed U.S. minister to Sweden in 1869 by Ulysses S. Grant.

FINAL PAGE READS: Endorsement: Respectfully referred to Genl. Parker, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Genl. Andrews is the Minister to Sweden and a most intelligent man. E.B. Washburne Legation of the United States. Paris, June 2, 1870.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 22
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue