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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1917-1918
Author Skiuhushu, Red Fox
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letters from Red Fox Skiuhushu, a Blackfeet Sioux Indian, addressed to B.J. Palmer, chiropracter and Medicine Eagle of the High Council of the Blackfeet Sioux, and to Edward E. Ayer, member of the Board of Indian Commissioners, requesting appointments as guides for himself and his cousin, Black Hawk, in one of the western national parks, preferably Yellowstone. Skiuhushu advocates training and appointing Indians to guide, warden, and forest ranger positions in the national parks as a means for them to become independent and self-supporting. He also recommends using surplus unalloted reservation lands for the livestock industry, rather than selling them to white settlers.
Names Palmer, Bartlett Joshua (b.1881); Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927)
Places Davenport, Iowa, Plano, Illinois, United States
Keywords National Park, forest, employment, reservation, government, livestock
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3169
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue