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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 394 pages of information about The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War.

Otoe, 1856-1862, 1863-1869; Ottawa, 1863-1872; Pottawatomie, 1855-1861, 1862-1865; Sac and Fox, 1862-1866; Seminole, 1858-1869; Wichita, 1860-1861, 1862-1871.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  Office of Indian Affairs, Irregularly-Shaped Papers.

This was a collection made for the convenience of the Indian Office.

The name itself is a sufficient explanation.

——­ Office of Indian Affairs, John Ross Papers.

These were evidently part of the evidence furnished at the Fort Smith
Council, 1865.

——­ Office of Indian Affairs, Land Files.

Central Superintendency, box 10, 1852-1869; Southern Superintendency, 1855-1870; Cherokee, box 21, 1850-1869; Choctaw, box 38, 1846-1873; Creek, box 45, 1846-1873; Dead Letters, box 51; Freedmen in Indian Territory, 2 boxes; Indian Talks, Councils, &c., box 3, 1856-1864, box 4, 1865-1866; Kansas, box 80, 1863-1865; Kickapoo, box 86, 1857-1868; Miscellaneous, box 103, 1860-1870; Neosho, box 117, 1833-1865; New York, box 130, 1860-1874; Osage, box 143, 1831-1873; Osage River, box 146, 1860-1866; Shawnee, box 190, 1860-1865; Special Cases, box 111, “Invasion of Indian Territory by White Settlers;” Treaties, box 2, 1853-1863, box 3, 1864-1866.

——­ Office of Indian Affairs, Special Files.

No. 87, “Claims of Loyal Seminoles.” " 106, “Claims of Delawares for Depredations, 1863.” " 134, “Claims of Choctaws and Chickasaws.” " 142, " " " " " " 201, “Southern Refugees.” " 284, “Claims of Creeks.”

Kansas, box 78, 1860-1861, box 79, 1862; Otoe, box 153, 1856-1876; Ottawa, box 155, 1863-1873; Pawnee, box 156, 1859-1877; Pottawatomie, box 163, 1855-1865; Sac and Fox, box 177, 1860-1864, box 178, 1865-1868; Shawnee Deeds and Papers, box 195; Subsistence Indian Prisoners, one box; Wyandott, box 242, 1836-1863, and many other file boxes, with dates of the period under investigation, have been examined but have yielded practically nothing of interest for the subject.

Special Cases are quite distinct from Special Files.  There are in all two hundred three of the former and three hundred three of the latter.  There is in the Indian Office a small manuscript index to the Special Cases and a folio index to the Special Files.

——­ Office of Indian Affairs.  Letter Books (letters sent).  See Abel, The American Indian as Slaveholder and Secessionist, pp. 363-364.

——­ Office of Indian Affairs.  Letters Registered (abstract of letters received), ibid., p. 364.

——­ Office of Indian Affairs, Miscellaneous Records, vol. viii, April, 1852 to July, 1861; vol. ix, July, 1861 to January 22, 1887.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  Office of Indian Affairs.  Parker Letter Book.  Letters to E.S.  Parker, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and others, 1869 to 1870.

——­ Office of Indian Affairs. Report Books, Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior.  See Abel, The American Indian as Slaveholder and Secessionist, p. 365.

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