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

Texas agency,   pp. 262-272 PDF (4.3 MB)


Page 262

TEXAS INDIANS. 
to annexation, great pains were taken to impress them with the idea 
that Texas and the United States were separate governments, and in 
part to their wars with the Texans. 
That the Indians named in the foregoing, with the exception of the 
Shawnees, Delawares, and Kickapoos, will come under my agency, I 
presume there can be no doubt. If any arrangement can be made for 
them until the department can be consulted in the matter, I would be 
glad to have it done, as I have, as before stated, taken the responsi- 
bility of requesting that they be permitted to remain until I receive 
further instructions from your office. 
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 
A. H. McKISICK, 
Wichita Agent, &C. 
ELIAS RECTOR, 
Superintendent Indian Affairs, Fort Smith, Arkansas. 
No. 112. 
TEXAS AGENCY. 
BRAzos AGENCY, TEXAS, 
September 16, 1857. 
Si: I have the honor, in compliance with the regulations of the 
Indian bureau, to submit the following as my annual report: 
From time to time, during the past year, all changes worthy of note 
have been reported by myself and the agents under my supervision, 
as required by department orders, and I deem it unnecessary again to 
allude particularly to matters thus brought to your notice. 
Enclosed with this you will find the annual report of Special Agent 
Ross, with the reports of the farmers and blacksmith, to which I 
would respectfully refer you for particulars, as they show the exact 
condition of the Indians at Brazos agency, as also the product of the 
Indian farms, with the number of acres cultivated by each tribe. 
You will perceive, by reference to the farmers' reports, that they 
estimate as follows: 
Tribes.                Acres.   Corn.   Wheat. 
Caddoes.....s..................................  130  2,000....... 
Do................................20............     200 
Anahdahkoes........................     115     2,0000.......... 
.Do..............................................a 20 t............  400
Wacoes.............................170          1,8000.......... 
Do...........     .   .    .  .   .   20           '320 
Tahwaccarros..   ..    ....................  70  1,800....... 
Do ..............................20............        320 
Tonkahuas.................55                      400.... 
Do.............................20...........320 
Giving an actual yield of eight thousand bushels of corn and one 
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