LOC/E-F/E4. Native Americans
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Fort Yamhill was established in 1856 during the Rogue River Indian War as a strategic outpost. The collection consists of a single letterpress copy book, recording the outgoing correspondence of the fort.
Sam "Uncle Sam" Handsaker was an Oregon pioneer and veteran of the Rogue River Indian Wars. The collection consists of a typed copy of "Across the Plains," which is a transcription of a section of Handsaker's journal (1853).
J.M. Sutton enquired, gathered information, and wrote an account of Rogue River Indian War of 1855; it is only known that he wrote the account, not that he participated in the war. The collection (1863) contains Sutton's account of the war, and a letter from Sutton, addressed to "Sir," explaining that he had "gleaned" his account from "enquires made."
The collection contains two letters written on stationery from the Third Auditor's Office of the U.S. Treasury Department regarding supplies allegedly furnished by Messrs. Field and Blakely during the "Oregon and Washington Indian War of 1955-1956." The letters are dated March 30, 1881, and March 22, 1876.