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Title Diary [manuscript]: [Leech Lake Agency, Onigum, Minn.], 1907 Oct. 9 - 1910 Nov. 29
Author Frater, John Taylor (b.1848)
Document Type Diary
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Diary, Oct. 9, 1907 - Nov. 29, 1910, in which Jno. T. Frater recorded his activities and observations as agent among the Chippewas at the Leech Lake Agency, Onigum, Minn. Included are matters of agency administration (staffing, construction projects, procurement of fuel, wood, ice, and other supplies, school problems, visits of special agents, transportation, etc.), as well as reports of crimes, accidents, and illnesses that required the agent’s attention. Frater also notes his attendance at councils convened by the Chippewa to appoint an independent attorney to represent the tribe’s interests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Places Onigum, Minnesota, United States
Keywords government, government relations, Indian Agent, reservation, Office of Indian Affairs, supplies, school, transportation, crime, council, lawyer
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information

Minnesota public official and Indian agent. Born in Ohio in 1848, Frater moved to Brainerd, Minn., in 1881. He served as Crow Wing County treasurer, 1888-1904, state senator, 1905, and Indian agent at the Leech Lake Agency from Aug. 7, 1906, until at least 1910.

On endpaper: Jno. T. Frater U.S. Indian Agent.

Stamped on cover: 5-947 Department of the Interior U.S. Indian Service.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 3182
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue