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PIO. 19th Century Western Emigration and Settlement

 Record Group
Identifier: PIO
19th century white settlement of the West, primarily the Pacific Northwest and California

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Lindsay Applegate papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 004
Abstract

Lindsay Applegate (1808-1892) pioneered Oregon's Applegate Trail with his brothers Charles and Jesse in 1843. Subsequently Applegate became a U.S. government agent for the Modoc and Klamath Indians. The Lindsay Applegate papers contain newspaper clippings related to the Applegate family; letters (1863-1891); and reports, vouchers and other administrative documents relating to Applegate's work as Subagent at Ft. Klamath (1866-1872).

Dates: 1863-1891

Oliver Cromwell Applegate papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 005
Abstract Oliver Cromwell Applegate (1845-1938), the son of Lindsay and Elizabeth Applegate (Applegate Trail pioneers), spent his career working with Oregon Indians. He was a subagent with the Indian Service at Yainax, and during the Modoc War he served as an interpreter and a scout. In 1873, he became a U.S. Commissioner, and in 1898 was appointed Klamath Indian Agent. After his resignation in 1905 he continued to work with the federal government on Indian issues such as the Grande Ronde tribal...
Dates: 1841-1938

Thomas R. Cornelius letter

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49075081]
Identifier: CA 1855 Oct 20
Abstract

Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was a pioneer and member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection consists of a single letter to his wife written during his military service.

Dates: 1855 October 20

Kate L. Robbins papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 105
Abstract

Kate Robbins, nee Pratt, was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts, and moved with her husband Abner to Ochoco, Oregon in 1868. The family was among the first settlers in the Ochoco area. The collection is composed of correspondence that describes living conditions in and near Ochoco and Prineville, with references to Indian uprisings, feuds between cattle and sheep ranchers, politics, and social life.

Dates: 1855-1886

J.M. Sutton account of the Rogue River Indian War of 1855

 Collection — Box multiple collection box [CB Su87]: [Barcode: 35025041811841]
Identifier: CB Su87
Abstract

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."

Dates: 1863