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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0860.AM:  Appleton Family



Papers:  1874-1875

Red Cloud Agency, Dawes County, Nebraska:  

Size:  One folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of correspondence to Hannah Appleton from her sons, Frank and Oliver, and her husband, Amos, describing their observations of and relations with Indians at the Red Cloud Agency in 1874. Of particular interest is Amos Appleton’s account of the Indians cutting down the Agency flagpole. Also included is a diary kept by Frank Appleton (two entries, 1874) and, later, Maggie Appleton (Hannah’s daughter). Frank was killed shortly after he made the second entry. Maggie describes a trip to Washington, D.C., with her uncle, Indian agent J.J. Saville, and several Sioux, including Red Cloud.



Note: The original diary is restricted for preservation. A photocopy is provided for research use.



INVENTORY



Appleton family correspondence and diary (photocopy), 1874-1875



 



Subject headings:



Appleton family

Appleton, Amos, 1819-1878

Appleton, Frank, 1850-1874

Appleton, Oliver, 1852-1903

Dawes County (Nebraska) — History

Fort Robinson (Nebraska)

Indian agents and agencies — Nebraska

Indians of North America — Government relations

Red Cloud Agency (Dawes County, Nebraska)

Red Cloud, Sioux Chief, 1822-1902

Siouan Indians — Nebraska

Spaulding, Margaret “Maggie” (Appleton), 1848-1922

United States. Army

United States — Description and travel



 



Revised TMM        07-22-2009