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Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 785

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of original letters with accompanying typescripts. Covers the nomination of Mormon Church leader Jacob Hamblin as a federal Indian agent for southern Utah, northern Arizona, and southeast Nevada.

Also includes exchanges between W. F. M. Arny, the federal agent for the Navajo tribes; Jacob Hamblin and other Mormon settlers in Arizona; and Col. L. Edwin Dudley, regional Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Santa Fe, NM. These letters attempt to arrange a peaceful settlement of problems between the Navajos and the Mormons that threatened to involve all of northern Arizona in a major Indian war.

Dates

  • 1871-1874

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Arrangement

Collection maintained in original order

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence
Status
In Progress
Author
Morgan Crockett
Date
2010 July 20
Description rules
Appm
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States