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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 Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-07-01
Volume: G Page: 127 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher, Indian Agent (Upper Mo. Agcy);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports the hiring of Zephyr Rencontre & Pierre Primeau as interpreters for the Upper Missouri Agency and the employment of Antoine Chernie & James Hayes as Blacksmith & Striker. Reports selection of a spot further south, near the Vermilion River, where all buildings will be completed this month.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-07-03
Volume: G Page: 128 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Indian Agent, Upper Missouri);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Attempts to quell rumors of discontent among the Indians. Says they are quieter than they have been in the last 18 years. The exception might be the Riccaras, who now occupy the Mandan villages. Reports smallpox on the wane east of the mountains.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Dr. Joseph R. DePrefontaine To Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher)
Date: 1838-07-09
Volume: G Page: 135 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Dr. Joseph R. DePrefontaine;
Recipient(s): Joshua Pilcher (Indian Agent, Upper Missouri);
Contents: Verifies letter from Pilcher to Clark dated Sept, 1838 as to the difficulty in estimating the number of Indians vaccinated for smallpox. Does estimate that 3,000 were inoculated.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: Dr. DePrefontaine was hired to innoculate Indians in the fight against smallpox.
Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-07-18
Volume: G Page: 129 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Indian Agent, Upper Missouri);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Pilcher writes in response to rumors mentioned in Clark's letter & enclosure. Says he has never heard of "Horned Dog," allegedly among the Yancton Sioux. The Sioux are widely scattered now and the rumors cannot be investigated till Autumn.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-10-27
Volume: G Page: 139 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Ind Agt, Upper Missouri);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Writes about visiting all posts in Upper Mo. Agency, and reminds that the Indians are widely scattered. Mentions the abatement and disappearance of smallpox. Found "Astor medals", intended for distribution among the Indians, and quickly forbade this practice.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter
Date: 1839-04-02
Volume: 7 Page: 1 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher S.I.A., St. Louis;
Recipient(s): Major Dougherty; Mr. Davis; R.W. Cummins;
Contents: From S.I.A.St.L, (Joshua Pilcher) To Mess. Dougherty, Cummins, & Davis. Instructions to address all communications to the office of Joshua Pilcher, S.I.A., due to his appointment as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter
Date: 1839-04-04
Volume: 7 Page: 1 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher S.I.A., St. Louis;
Recipient(s): F. E. Choteau, Esq., Special Agent;
Contents: S.I.A. St. L (Joshua Pilcher) To Spec. Agent (F.E. Chouteau) Invoices to annuity goods will be sent for the present year for the Yankton & Santie bands of Sioux. Deliver to Indians with least possible delay and take receipts for same.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter
Date: 1839-04-05
Volume: 7 Page: 1 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher S.I.A., St. Louis;
Recipient(s): Major R. W. Cummins, Ind. Agent;
Contents: S.I.A., St. Louis (Joshua Pilcher) To Ind. Agent (R. W. Cummins) Copy of letter from Comr. Ind. Aff. re your communications of the 12th & 13th February in regard to annuity claimed by Delawares (from Canada). & offer of Shawnees to sell a part of their land & c.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter
Date: 1839-04-06
Volume: 7 Page: 2 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher S.I.A., St. Louis;
Recipient(s): Congreve Jackson, Esq. Howard County, Mo.;
Contents: S.I.A.St.L. (Joshua Pilcher) To Congreve Jackson, Esq., Howard County, Mo. Encloses commission to hire Jackson as a sub-agent for the Osages; after fulfilling paper work, report to Capt. Wm. Armstrong; will send various papers for your information.
Description: Copy of letter

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