Tulalip Agency Papers, 1854-1902  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Tulalip Agency
Title
Tulalip Agency Papers
Dates
1854-1902 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 containers., (1 linear foot of shelf space.), (358 items.)
Collection Number
Cage 256
Summary
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.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Correspondence-SimmonsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
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 2
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 3
Letter from Stevens to Simmons
1856
1 3
Request for receipts, Stevens to Simmons
1856
1 4
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 5
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 6
Letter from Snohomish mission Indians to Simmons
1859
1 6
Letter from James Tucker to Simmons
1859
1 7
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 8
Letter from B. F. Dennison to Simmons
1861
1 8
Letter from R. C. Fay to Simmons
1861
1 9
Letter from Edward Eldridge seeking position
1862

Series 2: Correspondence-HoweReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 10
Circular from John P. Usher to L. D. Howe
1863
1 11
Letter from D. Horton to Howe
1864
1 11
Letters from C. C. Finkboner to Howe
Jan 29 1864; Aug 9 1864

Series 3: Correspondence-later agentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 12
Report from Finkboner to Rev. Father E. C. Chirp, Lummi reservation, 3 copies
1872
1 13
Letter book- See Box 2
1 14
Letter from Chas. A Reynolds to Chas. M. Buchanan
1901

Series 4: Miscellaneous MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 15
Appeal of Squiqui vs. Kwina case, re: Indian wedding party
1902
1 16
Petition for appointment of one Burton Axe
undated
1 17
Reservation census
1854; 1880; 1899
1 18
Inventories of goods: School
1855
1 18
Inventories of goods: Major camp
1877
oversized 19
Certificates of appointment of Head Chiefs-Puyallup and Snohomish tribes.
oversized 20
Four deeds: government land to individuals.
2 13
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.
311 pages
July 1 1877-June 6 1879

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indians of North America--Washington (State)--Government relations
  • Personal Names :
  • Mason, Charles Henry, 1830-1859
  • Nesmith, James Willis, 1820-1885
  • Simmons, Michael
  • Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862
  • Corporate Names :
  • Puyallup Indians--Government relations
  • Snohomish Indians--Government relations
  • Tulalip Indians--Government relations
  • Lummi Indians--Government relations
  • United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Tulalip Agency--Archives (creator)