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Title Letter and order [manuscript]: Medicine Creek, I[ndian] T[erritory], 1865 Feb. 1-5
Author Hazen, William Babcock (1830-1887)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Retained copy of instructions (Feb. 1, 1869) to 10th Cavalry second lieutenant William E. Doyle concerning the location and seizure of public property belonging to the Kiowa and Comanche, and Wichita Agencies, and the investigation of cattle thefts. Also letter (Feb. 5, 1869) to W.T. Sherman concerning an enclosed requisition (lacking) requesting subsistence funds from the Interior Dept. for the Indians under his charge.
Names Doyle, William E.; Sherman, William T. (1820-1891)
Places Indian Territory, United States
Keywords land seizure, Office of Indian Affairs, Indian Agent, theft, subsistence, army, Indian Territory, property, directive
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Colonel, 6th Infantry, and brevet major general, commanding the Southern Indian District, 1868-1869. Hazen was assigned control of the Indians south of Kansas and east of New Mexico who were peaceful in their intentions and not really under the authority of the Interior Dept. He was assisted in his responsibilities by the 10th Cavalry and was provided a $50,000 allocation to settle the tribes on reservations. These funds were immediately applied to subsistence and were quickly exhausted.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 376
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue