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Richard W. Cummins to William Clark

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Creator: Cummins, Richard W.

Date: January 9, 1832

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: William Clark Papers Coll. #741, Records of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs Vol. 6

Unit ID: 209995

Summary: Richard Cummins, an agent to the Shawnee Indians, wrote this letter to the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark. Cummins informed Clark that the Kickapoo Indians, under the leadership of Chief Patsachehoy, were prepared to move from Missouri to Indian Territory (present-day Kansas). The Kickapoo had given several reasons for why they supported removal, including the fact that white settlers were encroaching on Kickapoo Territory and selling the Indians large quantities of whiskey.

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Title (Main title): Richard W. Cummins to William Clark


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