• Creator
  • Willoughby, Charles L. 1832-1888
  • Created Date
  • 1878
  • Description
  • Indian Agent at Neah Bay Reservation, Charles L. Willoughby, writes to his friend, Lawson, regarding the transfer of Native American agencies to the War Department. He also discusses the current state of the Neah Bay Reservation since he began working there as an Indian Agent. He writes that the school is doing well and that the older students have started to clear land for farming. Willoughby refers to a circular he has enclosed that includes... more
    Indian Agent at Neah Bay Reservation, Charles L. Willoughby, writes to his friend, Lawson, regarding the transfer of Native American agencies to the War Department. He also discusses the current state of the Neah Bay Reservation since he began working there as an Indian Agent. He writes that the school is doing well and that the older students have started to clear land for farming. Willoughby refers to a circular he has enclosed that includes statements from some of the Makah chiefs as well as the desires of the War Department. Willoughby then states his belief that a transfer of the Office of Indian Affairs to the War Department would be a mistake. Willoughby adds that he has just returned from seeing the Quileute, another tribe assigned to the Neah Bay Reservation. The Quileute were happy to receive Willoughby and he writes that an agent had not visited them recently. He finds that the Quileute are in a poor condition, especially compared to the Makah. Willoughby then... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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