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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1865

Special agency for Pottawatomies, etc., of Wisconsin,   pp. 448-449 PDF (739.1 KB)

Mackinac agency,   pp. 449-454 PDF (2.4 MB)

Page 449

MACKINAC AGENCY.                      449 
and some to another; so we cannot tell to what tribe they do belong. They
are very annoying to the people here, and you would confer a great favor
on the inhabitants of this vicinity by sending the Indians away, or removing
them to the place where they belong, and oblige, 
PETER HEAD, Chairman of Supervisors. 
S. H. NEWBURY, one of the Board. 
Mr. DAvIs. 
No. 188. 
PLOVER, WISCONSIN, September 30, 1865. 
SIR: In compliance with the request contained in yours of the 4th of 
September, 1865, I have the honor to report that I have visited the town
Little Wolf, (and adjoining towns,) in Waupacca county, and made inquiry
into the disorderly conduct of Indians who riight have been in that vicinity,
who they were and where from; and would state, that from all that I can 
learn, the Indians who have been in that vicinity the past summer are Potta-
watomies, some Menomonees who have strayed away from their tribe or 
abandoned it, and a few Chippewas. The Pottawatomies were, a portion 
of them, formerly from the vicinity of Lake Horicon, in Dodge county, and
some of them have for several years been moving about in the unsettled 
portions of Waupacca, Shawanno, Portage, Wood, and Adams counties. 
The Chippewas who associate with them are a portion of the number who 
have never staved upon their reservations, but have hunted and trafficked
upon the Wolf and Wisconsin rivers, all moving from place to place as 
occasion or convenience may impel them. 
I would furthe'r state, that upon inquiry of leading and respectable citi-
zens of the towns of Royalton, Little Wolf, and Union, I find that those
Indians have been orderly and peaceable, molesting no one, and only coming
among the whites for the purpose of trading or camping among them, with 
their consent. 
The only case of complaint that I could learn of was an instance of their
ponies breaking into a man's field. As far as I could ascertain, there was
no objection among the inhabitants to the Indians remaining in that vicinity
as long as they were as peaceable as they had been heretofore. 
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, 
0. H. L&MOREUX, Special indian Agent. 
No. 1881. 
Little Traverse, Michigan, October 30, 1865. 
SIR: In obedience to the requirements of the rules and regulations of the
Indian department, I respectfully submit to you the following report of the
number and condition of the Indians within this agency. 
The State of Michigan, which comprises the Mackinac Indian agency, 
contains at the present time, according to the latest census, taken for the
purpose of distributing annuities to them under treaty stipulations, an 

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