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Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Fort Pierre (Andrew Drips) To S.I.A.St.L. (D. D. Mitchell)
Date: 1843-01-02
Volume: 8 Page: 91 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Andrew Drips (Ind Agt., Fort Pierre);
Recipient(s): D. D. Mitchell (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Discusses liquor traffic, and his job in preventing it. So far he states he has not been able to find any. Advocates a tour next summer of the various posts touched by Bent & St. Vrain, accompanied by 30 Dragoons.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.
Comments: Drips was appointed to Fort Pierre in Oct. of 1842, expressly to work on the liquor problem.
Title: Letter from S.I.A.St.L. (D. D. Mitchell) To All Indian Agents and Sub Agents
Date: 1843-04-21
Volume: 7 Page: (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): D. D. Mitchell (S.I.A.St.L.);
Recipient(s): All Indian agents and Sub agents;
Contents: The bearer, J. J. Audubon, is authorized to take with him as much spirituous liquors as he deems necessary for the preservation of animals.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: This letter was not listed in the index to the original.
Title: Letter from S.I.A.St.L. (D. D. Mitchell) To All Indian Agents and Sub Agents and other Officers)
Date: 1843-04-28
Volume: 7 Page: (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): D. D. Mitchell (S.I.A.St.L.);
Recipient(s): Indian Agents and other Officers;
Contents: States that the bearer, Sir Wm. D. Stewart Bart who visits the Indian country on a tour of pleasure is authorized to take with him as much spiritous liquors as he deems necessary for himself and his party.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: This letter is not listed in the index to the original.
Title: Letter from Charles Bent, Fort Williams, Arkansas River To S.I.A.St.L. (D. D. Mitchell)
Date: 1843-05-04
Volume: 8 Page: 112 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Charles Bent, Fort Williams, Arkansas River.;
Recipient(s): D. D. Mitchell (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Advocates halting the Indian trade with New Mexico traders who bring large amounts of spirituous liquors. This trade is carried on by Americans and Mexicans. Proposes the establishment of a military post on the border with Mexico.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from S.I.A.St.L. (Thomas H. Harvey) To Indian Agent (Daniel Miller)
Date: 1844-04-05
Volume: 7 Page: 280 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Thomas H. Harvey (S.I.A.St.L.);
Recipient(s): Daniel Miller (Indian Agent);
Contents: Letter is a reply to Miller's letter of 2/18/1844. Discusses responsibility of traders to refrain from introducing spiritous liquors to Indians or half breeds. Letter of 2/18/1844 has been forwarded to the Comr. of Ind. Affs.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Jos V Hamilton To S.I.A.St.L. (Thomas H Harvey)
Date: 1844-07-05
Volume: 8 Page: 171 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Jos. V Hamilton;
Recipient(s): Thomas H Harvey (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Letter complies with a request by Harvey to enlighten him with observations while at Fort John. Discusses a group of white men, whom he calls "outlaws", who furnish liquor to the Indians. States he was able to convince the Indians that drinking liquor was not a good thing to do. Advocates the presence of an officer of the government to keep the peace in this area.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Fort Pierre (Andrew Drips) To S.I.A.St.L. (Thomas H Harvey)
Date: 1844-07-06
Volume: 8 Page: 172 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Andrew Drips (Indian Agent, Fort Pierre);
Recipient(s): Thomas H Harvey (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports having visited the Sioux, Arickeris, Minataris, and Mandans and having discussed with all of them the subject of spiritous liquors. All seem to be of the opinion that they are better off without them. Also reports buying from the Yankton Sioux a slave woman of the Pawnee, and returning her to her own people.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Clerk to S.I.A.St.L. (John Haverty) To Comr Ind Affairs, Washington (W. Medill)
Date: 1848-01-31
Volume: 9 Page: 30 (Microfilm reel MS-96)
Author(s): John Haverty, Clerk (S.I.A.St.L.);
Recipient(s): Hon. W. Medill (Comr. Ind. Affairs, Washington);
Contents: Sends two letters from Major Cummins, the first concerning spiritous liquors being introduced in Indian Country, the second regarding a census of New York Indians still remaining in the West.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter
Date:
Volume: 32 Page: 16 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Keokuck, Indian Chief; Moccopowrn, Indian Chief; Perhapaho, Indian Chief; Pirkkinauu, Indian Chief; Taimah, Indian Chief; Thomas Forsyth, Indian Agent; Wabawlaw, Indian Chief;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Indian Chiefs To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark). Mentions letter to President of U.S. --no reply yet; refers to list of eligible half breeds (pgs 13-15); Wants land surveyed and divided among half breeds equally; wants all white people removed now on the land; wants whites to refrain from the sale of spirituous liquors.
Description: Copy of letter. 2 p.
Comments: There is no date on this letter; it makes reference to the treaty of August, 1824
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