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Title Letter [manuscript]: Washington, D.C., to Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, [Washington, D.C.], 1865 Sept. 11
Author United States, Deptartment of the Interior
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: September 11, 1865, letter from James Harlan, secretary of the interior, to Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war, transmitting a copy of a Sept. 8th order (lacking) issued by President Andrew Johnson, appointing Thomas Murphy (superintendent of Indian affairs), Brig. Gen. J.B. Sanborn, Kit Carson, and William W. Bent commissioners to negotiate a treaty or treaties with the Comanche, Kiowa, Arapaho, and Apache Indians. In addition to informing Stanton of the appointments, the letter requests that Stanton provide the necessary escort, transportation, and food for the commission party, as well as subsistence for the Indians at the council, which was to begin Oct. 4 at Bluff Creek.
Names Harlan, James (1820-1899); Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869); Bent, William W.; Carson, Kit (1809-1868); Murphy, Thomas; Sanborn, John Benjamin (1826-1904)
Places Washington, D.C., Bluff Creek, Texas, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Keywords Superintendent of Indian Affairs, treaty, commissioner, transportation, supplies, subsistence, council, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Southwest
Additional Information The commissioners concluded three treaties: with the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes of the Upper Arkansas River on Oct. 14, with the Apache, Cheyenne, and Arapaho on Oct. 17, and with the Comanche and Kiowa on Oct. 18.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 916
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue