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Title Records [manuscript]: 1869-1919
Author United States. Board of Indian Commissioners
Date
Document Type Official Record; Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: [4 of 5] This collection of typescript (carbon copy) records from the Board of Indian Commissioners was part of Edward E. Ayer’s personal papers. Ayer served as one of the Indian Commissioners from 1912-1919. The records include the following four documents: Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Indian Commissioners, 1869-1917; Reports on reservations and schools, 1915-1919 (Bulletin no. 49); Returned student survey, 1916-1918 (Bulletin no. 24); and Memorandum on peyote for the members of the Board, 1915?.
Names Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927)
Keywords peyote, government, government relations, commissioner, Indian Agency, Board of Indian Commissioners, reservation, school, education
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Missionaries and Education
Additional Information The Board of Indian Commissioners was established by a act of Congress in 1869. This Board functioned as an independent agency of the federal government serving as an adviser on Indian affairs to the President, the Department of the Interior, and the Congress. After sixty-four years of service, the Board was abolished in 1933.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer MS 907
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue