University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The History Collection

Page View

United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1857

Northern superintendency,   pp. 46-117 PDF (29.4 MB)

Page 46

46                      MACKINAC AGENCY. 
Number of acre8. 
Names.                                        0 
Oshkosh's band--------------------634  44  14   1 -------21     911 
Shonoiew's band-------------------564 3  6-------------------64  664 
Awahshasha band-----------------18   2j--------------------84   29 
Corrou's band.--------58           4j      -  1     24  32    984 
Wawhechon's band6------4----------161  34  4j   2     1   111   59 
Waw Kaw's band  -78------      75-   84-------------------  191  1034 
Pequah Kenah's band--------m------60j  5   5    2     34  30j   106t 
Shawanopenopiew's band-----------32  2t4-----------------144   481 
Lamette's baud4-------------------494  4  13 -----   44  311   103 
Keshenah's band2----------------224  24 --    -----      124   37 
Komenikau's band--------m--------204  2    2    1     1   154   42 
Central farm ----------------- 10    6    12   36    10    54    794 
503   484   38   433   221  2084  8644 
No. 16. 
St. Paul, September 28, 1857. 
SIR: In accordance with the requirements of the regulations and 
usages of the department, I have the honor hereby to submit my 
annual report of the state and condition of the various Indian tribes 
under this superintendency. 
On the 10th of June I reached Milwaukie, and relieved my prede- 
cessor, Francis Huebschmann, esq., and entered upon the discharge 
of my official duties. Owing to the lateness of the season, and from 
difficulties and delays experienced among the Sioux, I was unavoid- 
ably prevented from attending all the spring and summer payments, 
and visiting in person all the agencies and tribes under this superin- 
tendency. As this delay originated from circumstances that, I trust, 
will not again arise, I anticipate that I shall, before winter, have suc-
ceeded in meeting all the tribes under my charge, and be able, from 
personal observation and inspection, to report upon their condition 
and progress. 
From the duty which the provision of the last Congress imposed 
upon superintendents, by requiring payments to be made directly in 
person by them of all matters of treaty stipulations, I anticipate, 
from the experience thus far obtained, that, by the direct intercourse 
thereby created, a clearer and more perfect knowledge of the absolute 
condition, progress, wants, and necessities of the various Indian 
tribes will thus be attained than has heretofore been possessed by 

Go up to Top of Page