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RG2095.AM:  Charles Philander Jordan, 1856-1924

Papers:  1905-1932

Dakota Territory:  Indian agent

Size:  1 reel of microfilm (negative)


Charles Philander Jordan was at various times Indian agent on the Sioux reservations at Red Cloud, Spotted Tail, Pine Ridge and Rosebud.


This collection consists of one reel of negative microfilm containing letters and papers of Charles P. Jordan.

These items relate to: Chief Red Cloud; Rosebud agency, 1911; genealogical lines of descent from Stephen Hopkins and Nicholas Cady; Alexander Bordeaux, Jr.; Jordan’s American Indian Village; and Jordan Mercantile Company.

Correspondents include: Henry N. Couden, Feb. 1921; James McLaughlin, Nov. 1921; General Jesse M. Lee, 1910-1915; and O.D. Fox, May 1919.

Note: See the photo component [RG2095.PH] for photographs. Also, RG1010.AM contains a manuscript, “The Ranch of Charles P. Jordan,” by Henry W. Hamilton, Marshall, Missouri.


Reel 1

Article on squaw men, mss.

“Plea of a squaw man,” mss.

Article on Red Cloud, mss.

Article by Jordan concerning the Brule and Oglala in 1878

Petition to Secretary of Interior from the Sioux of the Rosebud Agency, South Dakota, 1911

Genealogical chart representing the order of descent from Nicholas Cady and Stephen Hopkins

Petition to Chester A. Arthur, President of the United States, on behalf of Charles P. Jordan as Indian agent for Pine Ridge Agency

Land allotment document of Alexander Bordeaux, Jr., May 23, 1905

Document listing the heirs of Blue Eyes, deceased Rosebud Sioux, Nov. 8, 1919

Red Cloud’s Speech, Aug. 19, (no year), mutilated mss.

Letter, Henry N. Couden, Chaplain U.S. House of Representatives to Charles P. Jordan, Feb. 15, 1921 (with clippings)

Letter, James McLaughlin, Dept. of Interior, to Charles P. Jordan, Nov. 5, 1921

Letters, Gen. Jesse M. Lee to Charles P. Jordan, May 27, 1910; July 11, 1914; Oct. 17, 1914; May 30, 1913; Nov. 18, 1913; Oct. 31, 1914; Mar. 17, 1915

Letter, O.D. Fox to Charles P. Jordan, May 9, 1919

Regulations to Govern Rosebud Round-up for Summer of 1915

Ta Eyapaha Kin, St. Francis Mission, St. Francis, S.D., Feb. 1932

Certificate of Election of Charles P. Jordan in Primary Election for County Treasurer, Mellete County, S.D., June 4, 1912

“Killing of French Trapper at Bear Butte by Ree” by Susan Bordeaux Bettelyoun, mss. of article

The Weekly Review, Flandreau, S.D., April 2, 1910

Record book of Indian accounts, mss.

Orders in favor of C. P. Jordan


Statement regarding the career and financial condition of Charles P. Jordan

Brochure on “Colonel Jordan’s American Indian Village,” fragment

Newspaper clippings

Jordan Mercantile Company stationery



Bordeaux, James

Brule Sioux

Hamilton, Henry W.

Indian agents and agencies

Jordan Mercantile Company

Jordan, Charles Philander, 1856-1924

Jordan’s American Indian Village

Lee, Jesse Matlock

Oglala Sioux

Red Cloud, 1822-1909

Sioux Indians — Reservations


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