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Osage Indians

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

A.H. Perry letter, October 4, 1870

 File — Box OVR, Folder: 11
Identifier: C-Misc 86
Scope and Contents Letter from A.H. Perry, civil engineer and surveyor, Guilford, Kansas, to his mother, October 4, 1870. Perry was doing survey work for a railroad company through Osage Indian lands, Guilford, Wilson County, Kansas. He secures a job as a surveyor through Enoch Hoag, Superintendant of Indian Affairs, is hired later to make a topographical survey for a railroad line, and mentions his hope to secure "a contract soon from the Indian Department to survey Osage lands." Perry speaks of the "vast amount...

Reverend Charles D. Herbert letters, 1846-1848

 File — Box 1, Folder: 43
Identifier: C-Misc 51
Scope and Contents Includes two handwritten letters sent by Reverend Charles D. Herbert from Parkville, MO, and Harmony Mission, MO to his mother and sister, Charlotte Herbert, in Ellsworth, ME. The 1846 letter includes a copy of a letter to Mrs. Morgan, dated November 12, 1846. The letters describe missionary life on the Missouri Frontier in the 1840s, whch includes various hardships such as ague, open cabins, and long rides on the prarie, as well as encounters with the Osage Indians.