• Creator
  • Ross, Samuel
  • Created Date
  • 1870
  • Description
  • Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Brevet Colonel Samuel Ross writes to Tulalip Reservation Indian Agent, Brevet Captain George D. Hill to request that Hill visit the Yakima Reservation and determine if recent news regarding the poverty and the wide dispersal of the Yakima tribe is true. Ross quotes from a newspaper article published in the "Mountaineer" in Oregon containing information from Reverend "Father" James H. Wilbur, the Indian Agent o... more
    Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Brevet Colonel Samuel Ross writes to Tulalip Reservation Indian Agent, Brevet Captain George D. Hill to request that Hill visit the Yakima Reservation and determine if recent news regarding the poverty and the wide dispersal of the Yakima tribe is true. Ross quotes from a newspaper article published in the "Mountaineer" in Oregon containing information from Reverend "Father" James H. Wilbur, the Indian Agent of the Yakima in earlier years. Wilbur had been called to return as Indian Agent of the Yakima Reservation from a position he held at the Simcoe Reservation. Upon his arrival at the Yakima Reservation, he found that the tribe was scattered between California and British Columbia. He also noted that the prior 1600 cattle the tribe had were reduced to 400. He found that the cattle had eaten much of the seeds and left little for planting and sowing crops. Included with this letter is a document certifying that Hill spent $50 in his travels to... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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