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Title Letters and petition [manuscript]: 1918
Author Antelope, Faustinus W.; Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two letters, Aug. 23 and Sept. 7, 1918, from Faustinus W. Antelope, an Arapahoe Indian of Arapahoe, Wyo. (Wind River Reservation), to the Field Museum of Natural History and Edward E. Ayer, together with the text of a petition, all regarding the opposition of E. A. Hutchinson, the agent to the Arapahoes, to a performance of the Sun Dance for the benefit of the Red Cross. The dance was prohibited during Hutchinson’s entire tenure (1917-1922) at the Shoshone Superintendency. Also includes a note from the director of the Field Museum, forwarding Antelope’s Aug. 23 letter to Ayer, and Ayer’s reply to Antelope.
Names Hutchinson, E. A.
Places Illinois, Chicago, Wyoming, Fremont County, Wind River Indian Reservation, United States
Keywords Office of Indian Affairs, agent, ceremony, campaign, entertainment, dance, ritual
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Great Basin, Great Plains
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 24
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue