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

Chippewas of Lake Superior,   pp. 447-448 PDF (723.5 KB)


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


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448           POTTAWATOMIES OF WISCONSIN. ETC. 
Sections 22, 27, and 34, townshio 39, range 7; sections 1, 2, 3,10, 11, 12,
13, 14, (except NE. I of NE. 4,) ind 15, township 38, range 8; sections 12,
24, and 36, township 40, range 8; sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, and 34, town-
ship 39, range 8; sections 1, 12, and 13, township 38, range 8; the object
being to have the reservation bounded by definite lines, and to release to
the government certain detached tracts selected in 1859, in township 40,
ranges 6 and 7, amounting to 6,0991- acres. You will direct Agent Webb 
to select from the lands above described as reserved from sale and entry
a 
quantity immediately adjoining the reservation of. 1859, (described in office
letter of December 9, ultimo,) equivalent to the amount to be surrendered,
and report his action to this office for approval. 
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 
W. P. DOLE, Commissioner. 
CLARK W. THOMPSON, 
Superintendent of Indian Afairs, St. Paul, Minnesota. 
SPECIAL AGENCY FOR POTTAWATOMIES, ETC., OF WISCONSIN. 
No. 187. 
UNITED STATES INDIAN AGENCY, 
Appleton, Wisconsin, August 27, 1865. 
SIR: Herewith I enclose a letter this day received from the supervisors of
the town of Little Wolf, Waupacca county, Wisconsin. I have no doubt 
that the Indians referred to are Pottawatomies. 
I have written the gentleman who addresses me this letter that the In- 
dians complained of do not belong to any tribe under my charge; that I 
have been informed by Hon. Mr. McIndoe, member of Congress from this 
State, that a special agent, residing at Stevens's Point, had been appointed
to look after these and other straggling Indians in this State, and that
I 
would enclose their letter to you. 
I have no doubt that the Indians are very annoying. 
I have the honor to be your obedient servant, 
M. M. DAVIS, U. S. Indian Agent. 
Hon. D. N. COOLEY, 
Commissioner Indian. Afairs, Washington, D. C. 
LITTLE WOLF, WAUPACCA COUNTY, WISCONSIN, 
August 24, 1865. 
DEAR SIR: I am requested by the people in this town to inform you that 
there is a large band of Indians who have made their encampment in this 
county and town. They are civil and friendly, but are fond of begging, and
I often hear of their stealing corn, potatoes, and other vegetables from
the 
fields and gardens. They have a lot of horses which consume the feed that
the cattle need. They are destroying all the game in the country, thereby
depriving the citizens of the privilege of hunting for sport or profit. Their
horses are often in the fields; their dogs are troublesome among the sheep.
They have been here about three months, and, from the best informatio,3 we
can get of them, they mean to remain here a long time, or make it a pelrma-
nent residence. Some of them, and, perhaps, all, come from Kansas, and 
belong to some tribe in that country. Some say they belong to one trxibe


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