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GREAT NEMAHA AGENCY COLLECTION, 1866-1873
MS 94-7

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Size: 0.5 linear feet

Literary rights:
Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions: None

Content note:
This collection is comprised of letters from three agents who represented the Iowa and Sac and Fox Indians of Missouri. The Great Nemaha Agency of Nebraska were assigned these tribes as wards, and so appointed John A. Burbank, Chauncey H. Norris and Thomas Lightfoot as Indian agents between 1861 and 1873. The usual duties of coordinating the material needs of the Indians such as subsistence, farming implements, livestock, burial supplies, and home improvements with the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Northern Superintendency, headquartered in Omaha, are reported.

Acquisition: Purchased from Frontier America, 1993

Processed by: AG, 1994; JEF, 4-8-1999

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