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Claims, Indian Raids

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)

Date: 1885-1889

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, Subject files , Box 13 Folder 7

Unit ID: 454848

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Title (Main title): Claims, Indian Raids

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Alexander Martin (1885-1889). Correspondence files. Subject files.

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Scope and content: These letters are from various individuals regarding "Indian" raid claims to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics include military expenses like drafts, loss of life, the suffering and need of provisions, claims made by citizens affected by the raids, and wanting to collect claims. There is also a copy of the rules and regulations when it comes to claims. The last raid occurred in September 1878 when a band of some 300 Cheyenne, led by Chiefs Dull Knife and Little Wolf, fled Indian Territory for their homeland north of Kansas. On their flight through the state, forty settlers were killed and a great deal of property was stolen or destroyed.


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Martin, John Administration.