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Letter from Joseph Very Quarles to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator Quarles had great success hunting, especially duck hunting, on the Native American reservations in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. He discussed with the locals arranging a large hunt for next year and invites President Roosevelt to join him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Duck shooting; Hunting; Indian reservations; Wisconsin; Minnesota

Date: 1901-10-25

Pine Ridge Reservation Pass

Description:

Permit issued to Vice President Roosevelt for "visiting and hunting" on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Signed by John R. Brennan, Indian Agent.

Resource Type: Ticket

Subject: Hunting--U.S. states; Indian reservations; South Dakota--Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethan Allen Hitchcock

Description:

President Roosevelt has been discussing potential land leases at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and is concerned that the leases will become "more than temporary expedients." Roosevelt's ultimate goal is to have Native Americans be "productive occupiers of their own lands."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indians of North America; Indian reservations; Leases; United States--Standing Rock Indian Reservation; Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940

Date: 1902-01-30

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethan Allen Hitchcock

Description:

Letter of introduction for John N. Simpson. Simpson has new thoughts regarding cattle leasing on the Comanche and Kiowa reservations.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Comanche Indians; Kiowa Indians; Indians of North America; Indian reservations; Etiquette; Cattle trade; Simpson, John Nicholas, 1845-1920

Date: 1902-02-20

Extract from the proceedings of an Indian Council to protest against the building of the Lemmon Lease Fence

Description:

The reservation residents, represented by Thunder Hawk, did not want to provide a lease for part of their land to the railroad. They were forced to do this and then the leased land was marked off in Washington without their input. Agent Bingenheimer claims he was going to take their input but marking off the leased land was done by his superiors without consulting him.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Indians of North America; Indian reservations; Leases; Railroads; South Dakota--Bullhead

Date: 1902-04-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Atkinson Jones

Description:

President Roosevelt believes that the grazing land on reservations should be held in severalty but would like to have the severalty for groups rather than individuals.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indians of North America; Indian reservations--Management; Grazing--Management; United States. Office of Indian Affairs

Date: 1902-04-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Kennan

Description:

After conversations with Secretary Hitchcock and Hart Merriam, President Roosevelt is convinced that William Jones's position is correct regarding the land leases on Native American reservations.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indians of North America; Indian reservations--Management; Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909; Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942; Jones, William Atkinson, 1849-1918

Date: 1902-04-15

Letter from George B. Grinnell to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

George Bird Grinnell initially declined Samuel Brosius's offer to investigate the conditions at Standing Rock Indian Reservation because traveling to the reservation is very inconvenient. However, if Grinnell is appointed by President Roosevelt to investigate, he will go out of a sense of duty. Grinnell suggests times when he can meet with the president the following week.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indian reservations; Indians of North America; United States--Standing Rock Indian Reservation; Brosius, Samuel M., 1851-1936

Date: 1902-05-01

Letter from George B. Grinnell to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Grinnell will be traveling to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation but wishes to meet with Roosevelt beforehand to ascertain his views and seek advice. Of special concern to Grinnell is the date that the Walker and Lemon leases were drawn up.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indian reservations; Indians of North America--Land tenure; Indians of North America; United States--Standing Rock Indian Reservation

Date: 1902-05-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethan Allen Hitchcock

Description:

President Roosevelt has been informed that Luther Sage Kelly might accept a Native American agency and Roosevelt favors his appointment.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Indian reservations; Kelly, Luther S. (Luther Sage), 1849-1928

Date: 1902-05-05

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