Appleton Family [RG0860.AM]

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

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