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Title Letter [manuscript]: Butte des Morts, [Wis.], to Dear Father [U.S. President Franklin Pierce], 1854 Jan. 30
Author Oshkosh (1795-1858)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: January 30, 1854, letter from Menominee chief Oshkosh to "Dear Father" (presumably U.S. President Franklin Pierce), regarding Indian agent John V. Suydam’s instructions to move the Menominee Indians from their home at Shawano Lake to the Oconto River. In the letter, which probably went no further than Suydam, Oshkosh opposes the move, which he asserts is contrary to the agreement made when the Menominee moved to Shawano. The chief also contends that Suydam should stop the logging of Menominee lands on the Oconto River and notes the arrival of a new priest at the mission.
Names Suydam, John V.; Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869)
Places Butte des Morts, Shawano Lake, Oconto River, Wisconsin, United States
Keywords chief, government, President of the United States, government relations, Indian Agent, missionary, religion, Christianity, removal, land tenure, logging
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 667
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue