Guide to the Tulalip Agency Papers 1854-1902
Cage 256

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Tulalip Agency
Title
Tulalip Agency Papers
ID
Cage 256
Date [inclusive]
1854-1902
Extent
358.0 items.
General Physical Description note
1 linear foot of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence from C.H. Mason, J.W. Nesmith, M.T. Simmons, Isaac I. Stevens and others; trading licenses, circulars; reservation census; inventory of goods; certificates of appointment of Head Chiefs; deeds; and agency reports. All chiefly regarding the Tulalip, Lummi, Snohomish and Puyallup Indians.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 256, Guide to the Tulalip Agency Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

Included in this collection of papers are correspondence, trading licenses, circulars, reservation census, inventory of goods, certificates of appointment of Head Chiefs, deeds, and agency reports, dating between 1854-1902. Subjects include geographical consolidation of reservations, sickness and privation of Indians, clashes between Indians and Whites. Correspondents include Charles Henry Mason (while Acting Governor of Washington Territory); James Willis Nesmith (while Superintendent of Indian Affairs); Michael Trautman Simmons (while Indian Agent); Isaac Ingalls Stevens (while Governor of Washington Territory).

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Arrangement note

There are two containers containing some 358 typed, handwritten, and printed documents.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © ca. 1975

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Lummi Indians--Government relations
  • Puyallup Indians--Government relations
  • Snohomish Indians--Government relations
  • Tulalip Indians--Government relations
  • United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Tulalip Agency--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Mason, Charles Henry, 1830-1859
  • Nesmith, James Willis, 1820-1885
  • Simmons, Michael
  • Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862

Subject(s)

  • Government and Politics
  • Indians of North America--Washington (State)--Government relations
  • Native Americans
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence-Simmons 

Box Folder

Letter from J. W. Nesmith to M.T. Simmons Oct 24 1857 

1 1

Letter from C. H. Mason to M. T. Simmons Oct 26 1854 

1 1

Receipt for bread and sugar 1855 

1 2

Circular from Isaac Stevens to Simmons 1855 

1 2

Letter from Isaac Stevens to Simmons 1855 

1 2

Letter from Stevens to Simmons 1856 

1 3

Request for receipts, Stevens to Simmons 1856 

1 3

Report from E. C. Fitzhugh' to Simmons 1857 

1 4

Letter from Thomas J. Hanna to Simmons, re: death of James Roberts (white) and a Clalam Indian in a fight. 1857 

1 4

Letter from M. Maloney, Capt. 4th Inf, to Simmons 1857 

1 4

Letter from W. T. Tolmie to Simmons 1857 

1 4

Quarterly report from Simmons to J. W, Nesmith 1857 

1 5

Letter from Fitzhugh to Simmons re: sickness and privation of Indians. 1858 

1 5

Letter from Edw. J. Conner to Simmons 1858 

1 5

Letter from B. F. Shaw to Simmons 1858 

1 5

Letter from Snohomish mission Indians to Simmons 1859 

1 6

Letter from James Tucker to Simmons 1859 

1 6

Annual report of Simmons to Edward Geary 1860 

1 7

Special report of Simmons to Geary on Henry A. Webster affair. 

1 7

Special report of board of appraisers 1860 

1 7

Letter from B. F. Dennison to Simmons 1861 

1 8

Letter from R. C. Fay to Simmons 1861 

1 8

Letter from Edward Eldridge seeking position 1862 

1 9

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Series 2: Correspondence-Howe 

Box Folder

Circular from John P. Usher to L. D. Howe 1863 

1 10

Letter from D. Horton to Howe 1864 

1 11

Letters from C. C. Finkboner to Howe Jan 29 1864 Aug 9 1864 

1 11

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Series 3: Correspondence-later agents 

Box Folder

Report from Finkboner to Rev. Father E. C. Chirp, Lummi reservation, 3 copies 1872 

1 12

Letter book- See Box 2 

1 13

Letter from Chas. A Reynolds to Chas. M. Buchanan 1901 

1 14

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Series 4: Miscellaneous Materials 

Box Folder

Appeal of Squiqui vs. Kwina case, re: Indian wedding party 1902 

1 15

Petition for appointment of one Burton Axe undated 

1 16

Reservation census 1854 1880 1899 

1 17

Inventories of goods: School 1855 

1 18

Inventories of goods: Major camp 1877 

1 18

Certificates of appointment of Head Chiefs-Puyallup and Snohomish tribes. 

oversized 19

Four deeds: government land to individuals. 

oversized 20

Bound letter book containing correspondence of agents Edmond Mallet, Alfred N. Marion, and John O'Keane; re: general agency transactions, changes of agents, Indian problems, procurement of materials, copies of licenses to trade, Department of Indian Affairs circulars, etc. July 1 1877-June 6 1879   311.0 pages

2 13

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