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Letter, Tho. Ewing, Jr., to Dear Hamp [H. B. Denman]
Authors: Ewing, Jr., Thomas , 1829-1896
Date: July 25, 1857
From Leavenworth, Ewing wrote to a law and business partner, Hamp Denman, who was working on some possible land acquisitions in the Osaukee (Ozawkie?) vicinity. Ewing provided some specific instruction regarding a number of potential deals, including the "fraction . . . Adjoining the Kaw land directly opposite Topeka. My sole object in buying would be to have a RR [railroad] depot on the land, & lay out a town."

Keywords: Business enterprises; Denman, Hamp B.; Ewing, Thomas, 1789-1871; Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896; Kansa Indian lands, Kansas Territory; Kansa Indians; Land speculation; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Ozawkie, Kansas Territory; Railroads; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Town site speculation


Letter, Richard M. Young, attorney, to A. [Asahel?] Beach, Esq.
Authors: Young, Richard M
Date: July 29, 1859
Written on Young & Niles, Law and Land Agency at Washington City, D. C., letterhead, this letter to A. [Asahel?] Beach of "Beach Valley," Rice County, K.T., discussed the inquiry the law firm made "as to the proper mode of proceeding to recover damages for Indian Depredations . . . ." The attorney explained the statute of June 30, 1834, that covered this and its provisions. Since Young referred Beach to the agents of the Kaws and the Kiowas (or "Indians of the upper Arkansas"), one might assume that his damage claim was connected to one of the raids by the latter tribe against the former.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Beach Valley, Kansas Territory; Beach, A. J.; Damage claims; Indian raids; Kansa Indians; Kiowa Indians; Lawyers; Native Americans; Plains Indians; Rice County, Kansas Territory; Young, Richard M.


Letter, James [R. Mead] to My Dear Sister
Authors: Mead, James R.
Date: December 25, 1859
James R. Mead wrote this letter from his home "somewhere in the West." He had a trading post about twenty miles north of the Saline River, west of Fort Riley, Kansas Territory. He described in detail the abundance of wildlife, calling western Kansas the "Land of Plenty." Mead and his business partners traded with the Kaw Indians, mostly for furs. His first impression of this tribe was unfavorable, but in his later years he came to respect the Kaw and believed that they were an honest people. He also mentioned the Copperhead Indians, who were more fierce and warlike than the Kaw; Mead and his companions were building a blockhouse in case there was trouble.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Bison; Hunting; Indian raids; Indian traders; Kansa Indians; Kansas Frontier; Mead, James R.; Native Americans; Natural resources; Ottawa County, Kansas Territory; Saline River, Kansas Territory; Trading posts


Letter, Tho. Ewing Jr to Dear Father [Thomas Ewing, Sr.]
Authors: Ewing, Jr., Thomas , 1829-1896
Date: March 9, 1860
Thomas Ewing, Jr., wrote from Leavenworth to his father in Ohio seeking his assistance with a legal matter involving claims to the land "reserved to certain half breeds of the Kansas tribe." Most of this land was occupied by squatters and questions of legal title and transfer were being litigated in the territorial and federal courts.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Courts; Elmore, Rush; Ewing, Thomas, 1789-1871; Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896; Kansa Indian lands, Kansas Territory; Kansa Indians; Kansas Territory. Supreme Court; Land claim disputes; Land speculation; Lawyers; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Native Americans; Ohio; Pettit, John; Squatters; Territorial Supreme Court (see Kansas Territory. Supreme Court)


Letter, J. B. Hodgin to S. N. Wood
Authors: Hodgin, J. B.
Date: August 25, 1860
From Cottonwood Falls, Hodgin wrote Wood concerning the Kaws and whiskey that reportedly "supplied" to them at the Falls on August 23 and "As is generally the result, a big fight occurred" among the Indians and several were killed. Hodgin was calling for an investigation into the incident.

Keywords: Alcoholic beverages; American Indians (see also Native Americans); Cottonwood Falls, Kansas Territory; Hodgin, J. B.; Kansa Indians; Native Americans; Violence; Whiskey; Wood, S. N. (Samuel Newitt)


Letter, James [Mead] to My dear Father
Authors: Mead, James R.
Date: December 1, 1860
James Mead, a rancher and trader from Saline County, Kansas Territory, wrote this letter to his father, who lived in Davenport, Iowa. Mead and his companions were going to "the river" to send a load of buffalo meat and buffalo robes to the folks back home. He also spoke of a trading excursion he had taken recently to a Kaw Indian camp about twenty miles from his trading post, listing the goods that were traded. Although other settlers were suffering during the drought of 1860, Mead and those in the vicinity were faring quite well. He once again mentioned Lincoln's election and inquired about whether or not "the Union is dissolved."

Keywords: Bison; Business enterprises; Droughts; Election, Presidential, 1860; Food; Indian traders; Kansa Indians; Mead, James R.; Prices; Saline County, Kansas Territory; Saline River, Kansas Territory


Page from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: undated
This page from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion features a large engraving illustration of Kaw (Kansa) Indians at the office of the Commissioner for Indian Affairs. The caption describes a situation in which various candidates for chieftainship had traveled to Washington, D.C., to obtain the Commissioner's endorsement of one of them over the others. The Indians are identified only as "Great Elk", "Little Dog", "Buffalo", and "Fleet Deer"; the Commissioner is not identified by name, and the page is not dated.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Illustrations; Indian Affairs, Commissioner of; Kansa Indians; United States. Commissioner of Indian Affairs


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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