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Title The secretary of war, in answer to the resolution of the United States Senate, of February 19, 1869, has the honor to report... [manuscript]: 1869 Mar. 20
Author United States, War Department
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Report, Mar. 20, 1869, of John A. Rawlins, secretary of war, conveying the observations of the military commander in Florida regarding the situation of the Seminole Indians there. The report notes that the 150 Seminole warriors remaining in Florida were restless and dissatisfied due to rumors that troops were planning to liberate the "colored people living among them". It recommends that measures be taken to bring the Seminoles under the supervision of the Indian Bureau and move them to a reservation west of Arkansas.
Names Rawlins, John Aaron (1831-1869)
Places Florida, Arkansas, Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords observation, warrior, armed forces, slavery, Bureau of Indian Affairs, removal, reservation, government relations, hostility
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 943
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue