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Collection Number RG0860.AM
Collection Name RG0860 Appleton Family
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Appleton Family papers
Date or Date Span 1874-1875
Year Range from 1874
Year Range to 1875
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of correspondence to Hannah Appleton from her sons, Frank and Oliver, and her husband, Amos, describing their observations of and relations with Indians at the Red Cloud Agency in 1874. Of particular interest is Amos Appleton's account of the Indians cutting down the Agency flagpole. Also included is a diary kept by Frank Appleton (two entries, 1874) and, later, Maggie Appleton (Hannah's daughter). Frank was killed shortly after he made the second entry. Maggie describes a trip to Washington, D.C., with her uncle, Indian agent J.J. Saville, and several Sioux, including Red Cloud.
Creator Appleton, Frank, -1874
Other Creators Appleton, Maggie
Appleton, Amos
Finding Aids Appleton Family finding aid.
Related units of description See the photo component [RG0860.PH] for images relating to the Appleton family.
Subjects Indian agents
Indians of North America
People Appleton, Frank, -1874
Appleton, Maggie
Appleton, Oliver
Appleton, Amos
Red Cloud, 1822-1909
Search Terms Appleton family
Dawes County (Neb.) -- History
Fort Robinson (Neb.)
Indian agents and agencies -- Nebraska
Indians of North America -- Government relations
Red Cloud Agency (Dawes County, Neb.)
Siouan Indians -- Nebraska
United States. Army
United States -- Description and travel