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Title: Letter from Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs (Edwin James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-08-11
Volume: G Page: 56 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Edwin James (Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports arrival of second group of Potawatomies, 75 in number. Expects main body before too many days. Includes long report of physical geography and resources.
Description: Copy of letter. 4p.

Title: Letter from Ind. Sub. Agt., Council Bluffs (E. James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-09-25
Volume: G Page: 63 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): E. James (Ind. Sub. Agt., Council Bluffs);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Expresses fear that bloodshed will occur if Potawatomies are not supplied with necessary agricultural assistance. States that they believe it is due them under the Treaty of Chicago. Further states that Missouri & Otoe tribes have never ceded the land designated for the Potawatomies and will hunt on it.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Potawatomie Landing (John Daugherty) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-09-26
Volume: G Page: 65 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Daugherty (Indian Agent, Potawatomie Landing);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: States that he will arrive in St. Louis about Oct. 15, 1837 with a deputation of Indians from Otoe, Omaha & Pawnee tribes on the way to Washington. Says it is a good time to confer, as the Otoe & Omahas are unhappy with the "no hunting" policy of the Potawatomies. Thinks it would be good to have Caldwell, the Potawatomie chief go to Washington also.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Ind. Sub Agt., nr Black Snake Hills (E. James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-09-26
Volume: G Page: 64 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): E. James (Ind Sub Agt. Nr Black Snake Hills);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Supports his charges (Potawatomies) stating that the claim of the right to hunt by Major Daugherty, representing his charges (Otoes) cannot occur without bloodshed.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Ind. Sub. Agt., Fort Leavenworth (Edw. James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-09-28
Volume: G Page: 66 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Edw. James (Ind. Sub. Agt., Fort Leavenworth);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Acknowledges receipt of letters. Encloses a communication from the chiefs, headmen, and warriors of the Potawatomie Nation regarding the recent treaty.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs (Edwin James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-11-14
Volume: G Page: 81 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Edwin James (Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Sends roll of the Big Foot band of Potawatomies & other Indians. States that many groups of Indians now at Council Bluffs moved at their own expense; asks if they are to be reimbursed. Warns that there is much dissatisfaction among the Indians.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p

Title: Letter from Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs (Edwin James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-12-18
Volume: G Page: 76 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Edwin James (Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Fears supplies & implements for 1838 will not arrive when needed. Enumerates a long list of what is needed. This list includes supplies needed to build the sub agent's house. Also mentions the ongoing controversy regarding Otoe hunting on Potawatomie lands.
Description: Copy of letter. 5p.

Title: Letter from Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs (Edwin James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-12-18
Volume: G Page: 74 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Edwin James (Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports that in council the United Nation of Chippewas, Ottawas, & Potawatomies now resident in the Council Bluffs sub agency do not wish to move south to the Osage River; they are still waiting for the fulfillment of promises made to them in the Chicago Treaty, at Tippecanoe, and in Washington.
Description: Copy of letter. 3p.

Title: Letter from Potawatomie Chief (Billy Caldwell) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-12-22
Volume: G Page: 84 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Billy Caldwell (Chief, Potawatomies);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Pleads with Clark to come in the Spring to talk with his tribe. States that his (Clark's) words would have more weight than from anyone.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: See Book B, pg 90, Indian Letters and Speeches.
Title: Letter from Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs (Edwin James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-12-26
Volume: G Page: 81 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Edwin James (Ind Sub Agt, Council Bluffs);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Informs Clark that the Potawatomie Chief, B. Caldwell, will not come to the council authorized by the Department, due to poor health, and that the lesser chiefs will also not attend.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

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