Accounts and publications about Indians,
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs.
Correspondence, biographies, and accounts collected in the 1930s, but describing actions from many years previous. Focus is on western Indians, exploration, and pioneers, particularly pertaining to Colorado and Utah. Folder 1: correspondence from Thomas P. Willson of the society. Stories of Indian captivities in Nebraska. Folder 2: accounts about Tascosa Texas, Guatemala, Central America Accounts, E. B. Sopris, William Carroll Riggs, St. Louis, Pierre Laclede, William Campbell, The Pony Express, J. A. Billington, Thomas P. Wilson, Joseph McCoy, Theodore C. Henry, Mexico, Truman Blancett, Sand and Midway Island in the Pacific, Indian medicine balls, and correspondence written by William E. Drisdale, Jerry Hammer, Mrs. W. W. Boyle, and W. H. Streeper. Folder 3: Account about Indians by the government scout who captured Geronimo, recorded by Morris S. Swett, librarian at Fort Sill Oklahoma. Scout was a Kiowa named I-See-O. Includes excerpts of
letters to E. H. Plummer from Hugh L. Scott and notes on the history of Indian use of peyote. Folder 4: Autobiography of Thales H. Haskell. Includes experiences with Indians, Navajo, Ute and others, on a trip out west.
Language: Collection material in English
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library