William Monroe McCanles [RG5149.AM]


RG5149.AM:  William Monroe McCanles

Reminiscences:  1928

Nebraska Territory:  

Size:  2 items


This collection contains a letter and reminiscences of William Monroe McCanles, son of David McCanles who was killed by “Wild Bill” Hickok at Rock Creek Station in 1861. The account does not cover that episode, but deals with Indian raids (especially in 1864), freighting, wagon trains, buffalo hunting, etc. Evidently, McCanles had been asked to provide his recollections by John G. Ellenbecker of Marysville, Kansas, who was writing an account of the 1864 Indian raids in Nebraska. It was published as “Indian Raids on the Upper Little Blue in Southern Nebraska During the Sixties” (1937).

Note: For related materials, see the David C. McCanles collection [RG2220.PH] and the Byron McCandless collection [RG1196.AM]. The NSHS Library contains various items about David McCanles and the McCanles family, as well as Rock Creek Station and Wild Bill Hickok. See also the Nebraska History index for articles about and references to various McCanles family members.



Bison hunting

Dried meat

Freight and freightage

Indians of North America — Wars

Marysville (Kan.)

McCanles, William Monroe

Ox driving



Rock Creek Station (Jefferson County, Neb.)


KFK   06-16-2000

11-04-2009   Revised TMM/tmm

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