• Creator
  • Yantis, Benjamin F. 1807-1879
  • Created Date
  • 1857
  • Description
  • Indian Agent, Benjamin F. Yantis, writes to Washington Territorial Governor, Isaac I. Stevens to describe the ill effects of alcohol on local tribes including the Nez Perce under "Father Joseph" and how he, along with tribal leaders and white supporters, have tried to stop the sale and trade of alcohol to Indians by some whites. Yantis believes he is much respected by the chiefs as an Indian Agent and finds that Joseph is particularly friendly... more
    Indian Agent, Benjamin F. Yantis, writes to Washington Territorial Governor, Isaac I. Stevens to describe the ill effects of alcohol on local tribes including the Nez Perce under "Father Joseph" and how he, along with tribal leaders and white supporters, have tried to stop the sale and trade of alcohol to Indians by some whites. Yantis believes he is much respected by the chiefs as an Indian Agent and finds that Joseph is particularly friendly. Yantis then offers his political support for Stevens' election to Delegate of Washington Territory to Congress. He adds in a postscript on June 2, 1857, that three men he had sent to confiscate the liquor from Joseph's people had done so and reports that the white farmers of the area have banded together to prevent the distribution of whiskey in that area of Washington. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
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