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Indians of North America historical manuscripts and documents, 1724-1981

Identifier: 1975-006
Scope and Contents This artificial collection was brought together initially as the the old American Indian Law and History Collection from miscellaneous acquisitions that had accrued over twenty years of collecting. Later the collection's scope was broadened somewhat and the title was changed. It is presently a collection of historical documents, correspondence, photographs and ephemera relating to the governments, citizenship, and lands primarily of those tribes located in Oklahoma Indian Territory. The...
Dates: 1724 - 1981

John Frippo Brown Papers, 1897-1905

Identifier: MC-1954-25
Scope and Contents These papers contain John F. Brown's appointment by H. C. Linn, a Director of the St. Louis, Oklahoma, and Southern Railroad, to act on behalf of Linn in matters connected with the Railroad. A certificate of election and oath of office (1905) are also included.
Dates: 1897 - 1905

Mary Waite Letter, 1841-02-07

Identifier: MS-162
Scope and Contents A letter dated Feb. 7, 1841, from the wife of Captain Waite, commander of a small outpost in Florida, to Samuel K. Platt of Plattsburgh, New York. She refers to the concerns about the Florida Indians (Seminole) and tells of the hanging by Colonel Haney of those Indians he had captured; as well as the expected arrival of a company of the Florida Militia. She describes the militia as “more dreaded than the Indians. They do nothing but race horses and yell like Indians.”
Dates: 1841-02-07

Muskogee, Indian Territory photographs, 1899

Identifier: 2011-020
Scope and Contents There are seven historical photographs on cabinet cards showing scenes in and around Muskogee, I. T., all purchased from a single source. From internal context and handwriting, it is probable these were taken by the Alice Robertson Studio.
Dates: 1899

Seminole Capitulation, 1837

Identifier: 141
Scope and Contents The final capitulation of the Seminole Nation, March 18, 1837, to Maj. Gen. Thomas Jesup by Principal Chief Micanopy. Micanopy, who was held hostage, authorized his chiefs, Jumper, Holahtoochee, and Yaholoochee to act in his stead.This four page document was signed at Camp Dade by the deputies and thirty-six officers of the Army of the South. In this capitulation, the Seminoles agree that hostilities will cease and that the entire Seminole Nation will immediately emigrate to...
Dates: 1837

Seminole Papers, 1851-1858

Identifier: MS-1954-193
Scope and Contents A collection of papers relating to Seminole matters, almost all in Florida. One group relates to military aspects of the war in Florida against the Seminoles, some of a personal character. There are also a few general comments on conditions: destitute Indians, cattle stealing, property laws, etc. In the late 1830's a few letters speak of the Negro slaves of the Seminole chiefs-ownership claims.A large document of the original Seminole Tribal Laws is written in the Seminole...
Dates: 1821 - 1858

Williaim August Bowles Proclamation, 1799-10-31

Identifier: MC-1954-24
Scope and Contents A handwritten document by William A. Bowles, this is a proclamation dated October 31, 1799, expelling all Spaniards and Americans from the independent "State of Muskogee" issued from Wakina, Florida.
Dates: 1799-10-31

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