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Captain Lewis Hanback's final report

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Creator: Hanback, Lewis

Date: 1875

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Military History (Coll. 617), Box 4, Folder 10

Unit ID: 210676

Summary: This document is Captain Lewis Hanback's final report of an 1875 investigation into a conflict between Captain Ricker's company of state militia and a band of Osage Indians that occurred in 1874. The Osage Indians had filed a complaint with the Department of the Interior, claiming that the U. S. military had attacked a peaceful Indian encampment and stolen their horses and other property. Captain Lewis Hanback was ordered to take down testimonies and determine the circumstances surrounding the conflict. This final report summarizes these testimonies and includes a short history of Barbour County where the altercation took place.

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