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Scope and Contents These papers are all letters dealing chiefly with Indian affairs. In a letter written from Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien, July 19, 1836, and addressed to Capt. William M. Boyce, U.S. Army, he remarks about the deplorable condition of the Indians, calling them ". . . miserable naked and half-starved Indians who have been driven to desperation by the most villainous acts of the greatest set of harpies that ever existed, and who have been countenanced by the govt in cheating, swindling &...
Dates: 1836 - 1848