Rogue River Indian War, 1855-1856
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Cayuse, Yakima, and Rogue River Wars papers
Fort Yamhill letterpress copy book
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.
Samuel Handsaker papers
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).
Rogue River War affidavit
56-page manuscript folio of affidavits and claims for compensation for depredations during the Rogue River Wars in the 1850s. These papers were filed in the 1880s by Benajmin Franklin Dowell and Daughter, attorneys in Portland, Oregon who specialized in Oregon Indian claims.
J.M. Sutton account of the Rogue River Indian War of 1855
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."
U.S. Treasury Department, Third Auditor's Office records
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.