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Letters and reports concerning Quakers work with Native Americans in Nebraska

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-293
This small collection contains letters and reports concerning Friends work with Native Americans in Nebraska during the era of Grant's Peace Policy.

Dates

  • 1793, 1867-1885 and undated
  • Majority of material found within 1867 - 1888

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

13 items (1 folder)

Overview

This small collection contains letters and reports concerning Friends work with Native Americans in Nebraska during the era of Grant's Peace Policy.

Biographical / Historical

Ulysses S. Grant announced a Peace Policy towards Native Americans in his Inaugural Address on March 4, 1869, and Congress created the Board of Indian Commissioners in April. Grant sought to implement his plan by involving religious denomination. Hicksite Quakers were assigned the Northern Superintendency which covered most of the present state of Nebraska. Quakers gradually withdrew from participation, and by 1885, Quaker assistance and oversight was limited to the Santee Sioux Agency.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bliss Forbush, 1964

Related Materials

RG4/017 Convention of Delegates from the Seven Yearly Meetings (Hicksite) on Indian Affairs. Executive Central Committee Records

RG2/Phy Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Indian Committee and Indian Aid Association

RG2/By Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Standing Committee on Indian Concern.

Processing Information

Transferred from Miscellaneous Manuscripts in 2019. Formerly filed as MSS 004, 1793-1885
Title
Letters and reports concerning Quaker's work with Native Americans in Nebraska,
Status
completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Date
2019
Description rules
dacs

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