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Title: Letter from Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Mo. (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-07-01
Volume: G Page: 88 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Mo.);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports that many of the Indians recruited to accompany him to Washington are dead of the smallpox, which is spreading rapidly.
Description: Copy of letter. p.

Title: Letter from Ind Sub Agt, Potawatomie Sub Agcy (Edwin James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-07-28
Volume: G Page: 53 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Edwin James (Ind Sub Agt., Potawatomie Sub Agcy);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: States that about 100 of the Potawatomies have been moved. Points out the various needs of the Indians and the need for a log house for the sub agent. Fears contact with Sioux & other hostile tribes.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Upper Mo. Agcy (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-08-01
Volume: G Page: 55 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Indian Agent, Upper Mo. Agcy);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Acknowledges receipt of several communications from Clark. Lists several appointments: Baptiest Barrette as blacksmith for the Yankton Sioux; John Everly as Striker; Joseph Pessune as Sioux interpreter.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Mo (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-02-03
Volume: G Page: 88 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Mo;
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Speaks of his severe illness of a year ago. Mentions that his agency will be moved 20 miles down the river.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: This letter was marked as coming from St. Louis
Title: Letter from Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Mo (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-02-05
Volume: G Page: 89 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Mo.);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports that the smallpox was taken into the Indian country by the Steamboat St. Peters last summer. Describes the scene on the boat and the refusal of the Captain to put the sick man ashore at Blacksnake Hills. By the time the boat reached Council Bluffs, the disease had spread. States that vaccination is the only way to protect against the disease, and that much resistance to this method will be encountered, due to superstition.
Description: Copy of letter. 3p.
Comments: This letter was marked as coming from St. Louis.
Title: Letter from Indian Sub Agent, Council Bluffs (Edwin James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-02-26
Volume: G Page: 103 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Edwin James (Ind Sub Agt., Council Bluffs);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports the murder of two men of the Pottowattomie tribe by the Santee Sioux on neutral ground between the Sioux and the Sacs. The Pottowattomies have agreed to delay retaliation, at James' request.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-02-27
Volume: G Page: 94 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Mo.);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports that the effects of smallpox among most of the Indian tribes of the Upper Missouri surpass all former scourges. Mandans have been reduced from 1600 to 31 persons. Reports many other grisly statistics. Advocates vaccination.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p

Title: Letter from (New Hope Establishment, St. Peters) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-04-23
Volume: G Page: 126 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s):
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Describes a most wanton murder comitted by a Yankton Sioux upon a licensed Indian Trader, Louis Proviencalle. He was licensed to trade upon the Cheyenne River.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: No author is given for this letter. The letter itself is marked with circular scribbles, perhaps indicating that it had been started in the wrong book.
Title: Letter from Indian Agent (Jno Dougherty) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-05-31
Volume: G Page: 121 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Acknowledges receipt of Clark's letter regarding the resolution by the House of Representatives of 3/19/1838. Dougherty reports having spoken with Billy Caldwell, one of the Pottawatomie chiefs about the potential for war between the Sacs & the Sioux. He stated there was nothing to it, and that all the Indians of the Northwestern Frontier would be united by the British Government to make war against the United States.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-05-31
Volume: G Page: 124 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports return of Pawnee Chiefs from Washington. From all heard, the journey and talks were highly successful. Says Sioux & Pawnee have war parties against each other constantly. This involves horse stealing & a scalp now and then.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

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