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Indian Scare

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

Date: June - July, 1885

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, Subject files , Box 23 Folder 7

Unit ID: 454956

Space Required/Quantity: [Not stated]

Title (Main title): Indian Scare

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.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These letters, spanning June through July 1885, are from state officials and other individuals regarding Native Americans to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of the letters discuss encounters and opinions of Cheyenne Americans. Other letters discuss the status of various forts/cities/towns among the conflicts as well as the needed supplies for future conflict. The Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kansa, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee, and Wichita are tribes that are considered native to present day Kansas. After 1830, nearly 30 tribes were given land in the areas. Among these tribes were the Cherokee, Chippewa, Delaware, Iowa, Iroquois, Kaskaskia, Kickapoo, Munsee, Ottawa, Peoria, Piankashaw, Potawatomi, Quapaw, Sac and Fox, Shawnee, Stockbridge, Wea, and Wyandot.


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