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Battle of Hungry Hill Collection

Repository:Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, Tribal Cultural Collections
Summary:The collection consists of newspaper clippings and research notes pertaining to the Battle of Hungry Hill, October 25-November 1, 1855.
 
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Cayuse, Yakima, and Rogue River Wars papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Cayuse War (1847-1855), the Rogue River War (ca. 1855-1857) and the Yakima War (1856-1858) all resulted in losses for the Oregon and Washington Indians. Many tribal members succumbed to either military attack or disease, and most of the remaining population were sent to live on reservations. Additionally, a great deal of tribal land was taken by the U.S. government in the aftermath of these wars. The Cayuse, Yakima and Rogue River Wars Papers include letters, official reports, general orders, petitions, and miscellaneous papers relating to Indian wars in Oregon and Washington. Among the correspondents are: George Abernethy, Jesse Applegate, William Craig, Alanson Hinman, Berryman Jennings, H. J. G. Maxon, Robert Newell, Joel Palmer, John Mix Stanley, Elkanah Walker, and Ralph Wilcox.
 
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Fort Yamhill letterpress copy book

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Fort Yamhill was established in 1856 during the Rogue River Indian War as a strategic outpost. The collection consists of a single letterpress copy book, recording the outgoing correspondence of the fort.
 
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Samuel Handsaker papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Sam "Uncle Sam" Handsaker was an Oregon pioneer and veteran of the Rogue River Indian Wars. The collection consists of a typed copy of "Across the Plains," which is a transcription of a section of Handsaker's journal (1853).
 
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Lorenzo Lorain Papers

Repository:Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, Tribal Cultural Collections
Summary:The collection contains correspondence regarding Lorenzo Lorain's military service at Fort Walla Walla and Fort Umpqua.
 
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E. A. Schwartz Research Papers

Repository:Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, Tribal Cultural Collections
Summary:The collection contains materials gathered by E. A. Schwartz while researching for his Ph.D. dissertation, Blood Money: The Rogue River Indian War and its Aftermath, 1850-1986.
 
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J.M. Sutton account of the Rogue River Indian War of 1855

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:J.M. Sutton enquired, gathered information, and wrote an account of Rogue River Indian War of 1855; it is only known that he wrote the account, not that he participated in the war. The collection (1863) contains Sutton's account of the war, and a letter from Sutton, addressed to "Sir," explaining that he had "gleaned" his account from "enquires made."
 
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U.S. Treasury Department, Third Auditor's Office records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains two letters written on stationery from the Third Auditor's Office of the U.S. Treasury Department regarding supplies allegedly furnished by Messrs. Field and Blakely during the "Oregon and Washington Indian War of 1955-1956." The letters are dated March 30, 1881, and March 22, 1876.
 
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Yale University Library Research Papers

Repository:Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, Tribal Cultural Collections
Summary:The collection contains annual reports, correspondence, and publication excerpts concerning the Rogue River War, Native American and settler relations, and depredation claims.

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