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Title Letter [manuscript]: Point Boss, [Wis.], to W[illiam] H. Bruce, [Green Bay, Wis.], 1850 Jan. 15
Author Smith, A.
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: January 15, 1850, letter written by A. Smith at the behest of Menominee chief Oshkosh to William H. Bruce, U.S. Indian subagent at Green Bay (1849-1851), requesting Bruce’s presence in the aftermath of the Jan. 1 murder of Oshkosh’s adopted son in Grand Rapids by Joseph Cayau, a Frenchman. Cayau was apprehended, pleaded self-defense at a Jan. 23 inquest, and was released for lack of evidence.
Names Oshkosh (1795-1858); Bruce, William H.; Cayau, Joseph
Places Point Boss, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Keywords chief, murder, death, France, Indian Agent
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 666
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue