Incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Indian agent at St. Peter's Agency, an agency primarily concerned with Dakota Indian affairs; and of documents relating to the treaty with the Ojibwa nation, 29 July 1837, and to the treaty with the Dakota nation, 29 September 1837. Correspondence primarily between Major Taliaferro, agent from 1819 to 1839 and General William Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs at St. Louis, Missouri; concerning agency personnel, agriculture, alcohol use, health issues such as a small pox outbreak and vaccination procedures, issues of law and order related to the war between the Ojibwa and Dakota, and licensing and activities of fur trading company personnel. Treaty documents include the treaties and the journals of proceedings which led to both treaties.
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