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Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Agency letter

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a box)
Identifier: CA 1872 Aug 25

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter dated August 25, 1872, by Philip McCusker of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Agency, to a "Mr. Lockey." The letter comments on Indian depredations (raids) of cattle drives, explains that McCusker has met with Big Bow, Lone Wolf, and Kicking Bird of the Kiowa tribe, and reports the return of children Susannah and Frances Lee who were taken on a raid.

Dates

  • 1872 August 25

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

"The Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency was established in 1874 and was the successor to the Upper Arkansas Agency. It was divided in 1902 and from it the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, the Seger Agency, and the Cantonement Agency were created. In 1917, the Red Moon Agency was separated from the Seger Agency. The former Seger Agency was closed, 31 March 1927, and attached to the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency, 20 October 1927.

At that time, the agencies which had been divided off the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency all were reunited under the original name.

The name of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency was changed in 1963 to the Concho Agency."

[Source: familysearch.org website;

Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 36;

Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981, pp. 154-155.]

Extent

0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains a letter dated August 25, 1872, by Philip McCusker of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Agency, to a "Mr. Lockey." The letter comments on Indian depredations (raids) of cattle drives, explains that McCusker has met with Big Bow, Lone Wolf, and Kicking Bird of the Kiowa tribe, and reports the return of children Susannah and Frances Lee who were taken on a raid.

Existence and Location of Copies

A scanned copy of this letter is available in the University of Oregon Tribal Legacies Digital Collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
Title
Guide to the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Agency Letter
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet.
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA