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1859

D.E. Buel to Jas. Y. McDuffie, n.d. [1859 estimate], Document no. 197 in “Report of he Commissioner of Indian Affairs,” Sen. Exec. Docs., 36 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 2, Pt. 1, pp. 805-806 (1023).

Provides annual report for Klamath Reservation.

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01/01/1859

“From the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 1, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

Genl Kibbe with prisoners; captured 17 rancherias on Mad River, took 84 prisoners,; Kibbe has 120 Indian prisoners, Messic has between 200-300 Indian prisoners who will be turned over to Indian Superintendent to go to a reservation.

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01/01/1859

“The Humboldt Camps.” Trinity Weekly Journal, January 1, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

Recount of Messic’s attacks on the Indians during fall of 1858; states Cpt. Underwood [U.S.Army] at Hoopa, wanted to cooperate with Messic but unable to due to “superior order”; not active currently due to winter conditions.

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01/03/1859

Secondary Sources only:
Prucha, Francis Paul. A Guide to the Military Posts of the United States, 1789-1895. Madison: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 116.

Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 97.

Whiting, J.S. and Richard Whiting. Forts of the State of California. Lonview: Daily News Press, 1960, 84.

Fort Weller, U.S. military installation established on the east bank of the Russian River headwaters in the Redwood Valley, 50 miles from Cloverdale, Mendocino County; Mendocino military reservation
Company D, 6th Infantry

 

01/03/1859

Folder F3753:746, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from J.B. Garr State Controller, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, stating there remains $652.13 of funds appropriated April 16, 1859? for Indian hostilities. Written in Sacramento, January 3, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/05/1859

“Starving out the Indians.” Nevada Democrat, January 5, 1859: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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01/05/1859

“The Humboldt Indian Expedition.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 5, 1859: p. 3, col. 2.

Kibbe has 225 prisoners; Messec camped with 60 men at headwaters of Van Dusen; 20 men stationed at Angell’s rancho under command of A. McNeal; have killed 40-50 Indians.

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01/06/1859

“Humboldt County.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 6, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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01/07/1859

Letter from J.D. McPherson to J.W. Denver, January 7, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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01/08/1859

“From the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 8, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

130 prisoners in Union until transported to a reservation where they can’t escape.

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01/08/1859

“Disbanding the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 8, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Critical of disbanding volunteer units and U.S. Army “prejudice” against volunteers.

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01/10/1859

“Indian Affairs.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 10, 1859, p. 4, col. 4.

V.E. Geiger reporting: 2,000 Indians at Klamath, Hoopa Valley – 700, Trinity river above Hoopa – 500; Crescent City/Smith River – 600, all under the control of Klamath Agency; Mendocino reservation has 8,450 Indians total since last report; 200 prisoners from Humboldt are to be sent to Nome Lackee Reservation where there are 1,000 Indians.

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01/10/1859

Letters from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, December 17, 1858; January 7, 1859; January 10, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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01/12/1859

“Further from the North.” Sacramento Daily Union,January 12, 1859, p. 3, col. 2.

 

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01/12/1859

“Treatment of Indians.” Red Bluff Beacon, January 12, 1859: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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01/12/1859

“Reservations.” Red Bluff Beacon, January 12, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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01/12/1859

Folder F3753:747, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter of transmittal and sworn depositions on election of officers for volunteer company raised as Independent National Guard, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, California Militia to Governor Weller. Requests he send commissions for listed officers. Written in San Francisco, January 12, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/15/1859

“Fourteen Indians were killed by white men near Eden Valley…”; “The hunt for the hostile Indians in northern California still continues.” The Placer Herald, January 15, 1859: p. 2, col. 5.

Russian River area, Sonoma County; over 100 Indians killed over the last few months in area.

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01/15/1859

Letter from John B. Floyd to J. Thompson with enclosed accounts for services rendered from 1856-57 under the direction of H. H. Garber, January 15, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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01/18/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to J.W. Denver, January 18, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Reports in relation to the present condition of Indian Affairs in California.

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01/18/1859

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Letters from Thos. J. Henley and M. B. Lewis to J.W. Denver, January 18, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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01/18/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, December 27, 1858; January 18, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Copy of H. Ford, Sub-agent, Mendocino Indian Reserve.

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01/19/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, January 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Report in relation to the crops on the Mendocino Reserve.

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01/19/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, January 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Humboldt Bay

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01/20/1859

“Great Slaughter of Indians at Round Valley.” Alta California, January 20, 1859: p. 1, col. 2.

Settlers killed 40 Indians on New Years Day; since 12/01/1858, 170 Indians killed in Round Valley and vicinity.

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01/21/1859

“More Indian Massacres.” Sonoma County Journal, January 21, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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01/21/1859

Folder F3753:748, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Notice from Ordinance Department, U.S. Army to Governor Weller that California’s quota of small arms for 1859 was 182 2/3 muskets. The list includes equivalent that can be requisitional in lieu of muskets and the equivalent in number of muskets paid. Written in Washington, D.C., January 21, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/22/1859

“Klamath.” Trinity Weekly Journal, January 22, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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01/22/1859

“Removal of the Indian Prisoners.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 22, 1859, p. 3, col. 1.

Kibbe contracted with Capt. Woodley of Fanny Major to transport Indian prisoners via Fanny Major and Glide to Mendocino Reservation.

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01/22/1859

“Another Horrible Indian Murder Brought to Light.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 22, 1859: p. 1, col. 1.

 

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01/22/1859

“Movements of the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 22, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Messec attacked Indians between Red Wood and Hoopa Valley; Kibbe takes Indian leaders as hostages.

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01/22/1859

Letters from H. P. Heintzelman and George Nauman, November 3, 1858; December 29, 1858; January 22, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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01/23/1859

Letter from [Jno.] Markle to Genl. [General] Denver, January 23, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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01/26/1859

Slaughtering Indians.” Nevada Democrat, January 26, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

Round Valley killings on New Years Day.

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01/26/1859

“Correspondence.” Red Bluff Beacon, January 26, 1859, p. 2, col. 3.

Nome Lackee

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01/28/1859

Letter to J.W. Denver and Memorial to Congress, January 18, 1859; January 28, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

“Memorial to Congress protesting against the occupation of the south part of Nome Cult Valley as an Indian reservation by the citizens of that place…”

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01/29/1859

“We learn that four Indians from the Peninsula…” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 29, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

4 Peninsula Indians volunteer as guides to Genl Kibbe to find Red Wood Indians.

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01/29/1859

“Another Volunteer Wounded.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 29, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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01/29/1859

“Fight with Indians – Three Men Severely Wounded.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 29, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Redwood Indians; Dow’s Prairie; Messic took 15 prisoners.

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01/29/1859

“The Country South of Us.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 29, 1859, p. 2, col. 4.

Nome Lackee

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01/29/1859

“Commendable.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 29, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

Messic left to attack Indians with volunteer citizens: W.S Robinson, D.W. Jenkins, Thos Green, Wm Gardner, H.W. Arbogast, D. Haskill, H. Hogoboom, A.S. Thurston, C. Shomaker.

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01/29/1859

“Not Gone.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 29, 1859, p. 2, col. 4.

Fanny Major with Indian prisoners on board to transport to Mendocino Reservation did not leave because of rough seas.

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01/29/1859

“Our Indian War.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 29, 1859, p. 2, col. 3.

Mentions women and children Indian prisoners on Fanny Major going to Mendocino reservation.

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01/29/1859

“Highly Important from the Seat of War.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 29, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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01/29/1859

“We immediately commenced the pursuit…” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 29, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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01/31/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, January 31, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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01/31/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, January 31, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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01/31/1859

Letters from Thos. J. Henley and Vincent E. Geiger to J.W. Denver, January 31, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Request to change reservation boundary.

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February

 

 

02/02/1859

“The Indians.” Nevada Democrat, February 2, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Recommends purchasing “Lower California” [Baja California] to remove California Indians to as “suitable locality to colonize the Indians of this State”.

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02/02/1859

“Indian Battle at the North.” Nevada Democrat, February 2, 1859: p. 4, col. 1.

Genl Kibbe reports on Messic, plus 14 men, fight with 150 Redwood Indians; killed Indian leader Ch-Pen-Tery.

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02/04/1859

The Citizens of Mattole Valley.” Sonoma County Journal, February 4, 1859: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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02/04/1859

“The Indian Struggle North.” Sacramento Daily Union, February 4, 1859: p. 3, col. 2.

Volunteers in Uniontown dividing into 3 groups to attack Redwood Indians who number 400.

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02/05/1859

“Movements of the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, February 5, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

Capt. Messic, Lt. Winslet, wolunteers camped at Elk Prairie then moved to Mad River; killed 7 Indians plus destroyed their provisions on Redwood, expect Indians not able to hold out for much longer; Lt. Winslett.

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02/05/1859

“The Volunteer Expedition — Why this Intermeddling.” Weekly Humboldt Times, February 5, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Lt. Winslet tried to talk Hoopa Indians into convincing Redwood Indians to surrender; whites from Hoopa Valley stop effort.

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02/05/1859

“Superintendent of Indian Affairs.” Weekly Humboldt Times, February 5, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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02/05/1859

Folder F3753:332, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Large packet of correspondence mostly between Governor Weller and Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, concerning raising of troops to keep roads clear through Humboldt, Trinity, Klamath Counties. Also petitions for help from citizens and correspondence from U.S. Army that troops being sent to protect road, establish fort. Kibbe, as always, sees opportunity to make money, won’t be called off even by governor. (all copies of original’s). Written in San Francisco and Sacramento, February 5, 1859. Also written in Union, Humboldt County, August 14, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

02/10/1859

“Lost.” Sacramento Daily Union, February 10, 1859: p. 3, col. 1.

Indian boy named “Major”, 6 years old “lost”, contact William Cameron.

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02/12/1859

“From the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, February 12, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Kibbe using three headmen as hostages, including old Op-le-Go-Mowema to negotiate with Redwood (Red Wood) Indians.

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02/12/1859

Letters from [H. P. Heintzelman?] and G. Baileyto J.W. Denver, November 3, 1858; September 21, 1858; February 12, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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02/15/1859

Letter Moses J. Conklin to J.W. Denver, February 15, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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02/16/1859

“Fernentz” The Governor.” Red Bluff Beacon, February 16, 1859: p. 1, col. 4.

Mentions V.E. Gieger

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02/18/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, February 18, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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02/18/1859

Letter and petition from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, January 22, 1859; February 18, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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02/19/1859

“We have heard nothing from the Volunteers this week…” Weekly Humboldt Times, February 19, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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02/24/1859

Letter [illegible] to J.W. Denver, February 24, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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02/26/1859

“Digger Paradise.” Trinity Weekly Journal, February 26, 1859, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee reservation; Geiger

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02/26/1859

“The Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, February 26, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Kibbe, Messic meeting with Redwood Indians at Big Lagoon above Trinidad.

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02/28/1859

Letter from Nelson Von Tassel [and others] to Secretary of the Interior, February 24, 1859; February 26, 1859; February 28, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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02/28/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver wiith enclosures from Simmon P. Storms and [S. Rattaille?], February 15, 1859; February 28, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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March

 

 

03/02/1859

“The Humboldt Times of a late date says that Gen. Kibbe had returned from Hoopa…” Nevada Democrat, March 2, 1859: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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03/02/1859

Letter from Thomas J. Henley to W. M. Gwin, January 31, 1859; March 2, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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03/04/1859

Letter from Adam Johnston to J. W. Denver, March 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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03/05/1859

“We have received no word from the Volunteers this week…” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 5, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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03/05/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to J. W. Denver, December 31 1858; January 15 1859; February 28 1859; January 18 1859; March 5, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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03/12/1859

“Indian War.” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 12, 1859, p. 2, col. 3.

Kibbe contracts with Woodley to transport another group of Indian prisoners on Fanny Major to Mendocino Reservation; Messic has 75 prisoners, Lt. Winslet has 25 prisoners; Indians starved out; Redwood Indian prisoners captured by “citizens” two weeks prior now “pointing out camps of Redwoods to the volunteers and the Indians are captured without difficulty.” States wants volunteers disbanded before Legislature adjourns so can be paid; Gov. Weller supports paying them from State Treasury.

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03/12/1859

“Indian Reservations.” Weekly Mountain Democrat, March 12, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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Oct 1858 to March 1859

Folder F3753:338, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Certified bill for procurement and repair of ordinance – small arms, powder, moulds lodles, etc. Signed Wm. Kibbe, Quarter Master and Adjutant General. Written October 1858 – March 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

Oct 1858 to March 1859

Folder F3753:339, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Accounts for Klamath – Humboldt Expeditions October 1858, March 1859 of Captain Messoc and Company of Volunteers. Certified by Wm. Kibbe, Quarter Master and Adjutant General, State of California. Written October, 1858 – March, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

Oct 1858 to March 1859

Folder F3753:340, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Medical and pharmaceutical supplies for Klamath and Humboldt Campaign. Captain Messoc and Company Volunteers. Certified by Wm. Kibbe, California Quarter Master and Adjutant General. Written October, 1858 – March, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

03/15/1859

Folder F3753:341, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Certified bill from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, California to Superintendent of Indian Affairs for $91.00 for six blankets issued to Indian prisoners. Written March 15, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

03/15/1859

Letter to C. E. Mix, March 15, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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03/16/1859

Letter from G. Bailey to C. E. Mix, March 16, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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03/17/1859

Folder F3753:749, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Battalion Brigadier General Clark, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor Weller enclosing information requested. Clark has classified information confidential – not included. Written at Presidio, San Francisco, March 17, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

03/19/1859

“At the Nome Lackee Reservation.” Trinity Weekly Journal, March 19, 1859, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee

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03/19/1859

“End of Indian War.” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 19, 1859, p. 2, col. 3.

Steamer Glide brought down 160 Redwood Indian prisoners who were placed on Fanny Major (bark) transported to Mendocino Reservation.
Lower Mad River Indians considered peaceful; Old Sandy – Chief of the Old Sweat House tribe.
Kibbe, Messic mentioned

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03/19/1859

“Humboldt Indian Affairs.” Trinity Weekly Journal, March 19, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

75 – 100 Redwood Indians killed; about 400 total shipped to reservations.

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03/19/1859

Letters from Thos. J. Henley, Ed Dillon, G. W. Henley and Thos. B. Henley to J. W. Denver, February 10, 1859; February 12, 1859; March 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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1859

Folder F3753:354, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Petition from G.H. Woodman to Governor Milton S. Latham for protection from Indians. Claims they have formed alliance of tribes and locals can no longer afford to protect themselves, requests assembly to authorize raising of 50 men. Written in Long Valley, Mendocino County, undated.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

03/23/1859

Folder F3753:355, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Report from 2nd Lieutenant Edward Dillon to Major E. Johnson, Company Commander, 6th Infantry, Fort Weller, reporting on activities of settlers against Indians in area. Follows closely his deposition on massacres of Indians by settlers. Written in Round Valley, March 23, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

03/23/1859

Folder F3753:356, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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A copy of Dillon’s report on activities of settlers in Round Valley. Written in Round Valley, March 23, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

1859

Folder F3753:357, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Deposition by 2nd Lieutenant Edward Dillon, Commander, Detachment of 6th Regiment, Round Valley; stating the abuse and activities committed by the settlers against the Indians on the Round Valley Reservation. Particularly mentions Jarboe. Written in Round Valley, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

03/23/1859

“Indians Killed by Settlers.” Nevada Democrat, March 23, 1859: p. 1, col. 4.

 

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03/23/1859

“End of the War.” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 26, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Kibbe issued order for company to disband at Big Bar.

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April

 

 

04/02/1859

“The Volunteers.” Trinity Weekly Journal, April 2, 1859, p. 2, col. 1.

Calvin Gunn went as escort of Indians to Mendocino Reservation; John Ludwig.

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04/06/1859

“California News Items.” Nevada Democrat, April 6, 1859, p. 1, col. 4.

Indians hunting rabbits on Nome Lackee reservation.

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04/08/1859

“End of the Indian War.” Sacramento Daily Union, April 8, 1859, p. 2, col., 1.

Kibbe returned to Sacramento.

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04/09/1859

“A bill has passed the Assembly for the relief of Bell’s party…” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 9, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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04/09/1859

“Consumption in California.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 9, 1859: p. 1, col. 6.

California Indian deaths due to consumption.

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04/09/1859

“J.Y. McDuffie has been appointed superintendent of Indian Affairs…” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 9, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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04/09/1859

“Tehama Matters.” Sacramento Daily Union, April 9, 1859: p. 4, col. 3.

Men hired to hunt Indians, paid for each scalp by subscription.

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04/16/1859

“Look to the Militia.” Trinity Weekly Journal, April 16, 1859: p. 1, col. 4.

Mentions Kibbe

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04/16/1859

“Brief Reference.” Trinity Weekly Journal, April 16, 1859: p. 1, col. 6.

Refers to men hunting Indians paid by the scalps collected.

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04/16/1859

“Adjutant General’s Report.” Trinity Weekly Journal, April 16, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Recent “Indian campaign” cost $32,834.36; editors think amount is “economical.”

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04/16/1859

“The Belle of Humboldt; Passed.” Trinity Weekly Journal, April 16, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Kibbe bought “boys” “liquid indulgence” at his expense…

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04/20/1859

“An Incident of the Indian War.” Nevada Democrat, April 20, 1859: p. 1, col. 4.

Lt. Winslett mentioned

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04/20/1859

“Indian Superintendent for California.” Nevada Democrat, April 20, 1859: p. 1, col. 4.

 

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04/20/1859

“Hunting Indians.” Nevada Democrat, April 20, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

Publishes article from Red Bluff Beacon re: scalp subscriptions.

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04/20/1859

“Slaughter of Indians.” Nevada Democrat, April 20, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

300-400 Indians killed by whites at Round Valley.

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04/22/1859

Folder F3753:358, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Colonel R. Clarke forwarding Lieutenant Dillon’s report on conditions in Round Valley to the Governor for his action/information. Written at Headquarters Los Angeles County, April 22, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/23/1859

“Send Them Out.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 23, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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04/23/1859

“Mattole Valley Reservation – Swindle Exposed.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 23, 1859, p. 2, col. 2.

Mendocino Reservation

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04/23/1859

“Communication from Gen. Denver.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 23, 1859, p. 2, col. 4.

Mendocino Reservation

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04/23/1859

“Good News for the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 23, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

CA Legislature approved paying “volunteers” for Indian “expeditions” from State Treasury.

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04/23/1859

“Wholesale Killing.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 23, 1859, p. 3, col. 1.

300-400 Indian men, women, children killed by whites in Round Valley.

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04/24/1859

Folder F3753:359, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Copy of Colonel Clarke’s letter to Governor Weller enclosing Dillon’s report. Written at Headquarters, Los Angeles County, April 24, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/24/1859

Folder F3753:360, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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A copy (or original) of petition from citizens of Round and Eden Valley to Governor for permission to raise force to fight Indians. (On back there is penciled note to Major Johnson from J. Tobin asking him to allow a Judge Hastings to use Tobin’s saddle, mochos, and blanket.) Written at Robertson’s Camp, Eel River, April 24, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/24/1859

Folder F3753:361, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from residents of Round and Eden Valleys complaining to Governor Weller of depredations of Indians in area between No./So. fork of Eel and Round/Eden Valleys. Asks permission to raise 20 volunteers to fight them. Statement attested to by Thomas Henley, Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Written at Robertson’s Camp, So. fork Eel River, April 24, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/25/1859

“Digger Visitors.” Sacramento Daily Union, April 25, 1859, p. 4, col. 4.

About 35 mostly Indian women and children were paraded from Folsom to Jackson Street in San Francisco; they were shipped down the coast on schooner S.F. Blount from Mendocino reservation under directions from Indian Agent to be shipped from S.F. to Nome Lackee reservation.

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04/25/1859

Letter from J. W. Denver to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, April 25, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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04/29/1859

Folder F3753:362, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Governor Weller to Colonel Clarke asking if his forces in Round and Eden Valleys are sufficient and, if not, can he increase them? Enclosed (missing) is a petition from citizens of Mendocino County. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, April 29, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/29/1859

“The Cost.” Sonoma County Journal, April 29, 1859: p. 1, col. 6.

Reports cost of Humboldt expedition from Kibbe’s report: $32,834.36.

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04/30/1859

“Mysterious Disappearance.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 30, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Constable Hogoboom mentioned.

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04/30/1859

“We Stick to It.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 30, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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04/30/1859

Folder F3753:363, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from 1st Lieutenant C.C. Churchill to T.C. Hastings in reply to request to specify where all Federal troops are stationed in California. Lieutenant also states he does not know whether anymore would be available for Round and Eden Valleys. Attached is letter from Hastings to Governor Weller stating further depredations in Round Valley and that Feds are against whites. Again requests Governor’s aid. Written at Office of Company Commander, Department Cal., San Francisco, April 30, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/30/1859

Folder F3753:364, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Copy of Lieutenant Churchill’s letter to Hastings. Written at Office of Company Commander, Department Cal., San Francisco, April 30.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/30/1859

Folder F3753:365, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Original letter from Hastings to Governor Weller concerning assistance to Round Valley and that no U.S. troops available. Written in San Francisco, April 30, 185[9].

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/30/1859

Folder F3753:367, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from T.C. Hastings to Governor Weller saying Colonel Clarke is in Los Angeles fighting Mojaves but Lieutenant in Adjutant General’s Office stated that no troops will be available to fight Indians in Mendocino County Tells Governor to send gentlemen by night boat to him and he will get arms for him to take to Round Valley area for use by volunteers that should be raised there. Written in San Francisco, April 30, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

 

 

May

 

 

05/04/1859

Inquiry to C. E. Mix, May 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/04/1859

Letter from P. Della Torre to C. E. Mix, May 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/04/1859

Letter from Patrick Ford to C. E. Mix, May 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/04/1859

Folder F3753:366, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Original letter from Hastings to Governor Weller stating further depredations at Round Valley and Federal troops against whites. Written in San Francisco, May 4, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/04/1859

“Slaughter of Indians.” Nevada Democrat, May 4, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

14 Indian women and children killed near Antelope by whites.

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05/05/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to C. E. Mix with an enclosure from M. B. Lewis, April 9, 1859; May 5, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/05/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to C. E. Mix May 5, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/09/1859

Folder F3753:342 , Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from residents of Tehama County and Deer and Antelope Creeks to Governor Weller asking relief from Indians, as other counties have received. Written in Tehama County and Deer/Antelope Creeks, May 9, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/11/1859

“Killed By Indians.” Nevada Democrat, May 11, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

Peter Lassen and Clapper allegedly killed by Indians.

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05/11/1859

Folder F3753:343, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from citizens of Tehama County to Governor Weller for protection from Indians on Eastern border of County. Claim Indians are now burning homes as well as killing stock. Written in Red Bluff, May 11, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/13/1859

“Indian Massacre.” Sonoma County Journal, May 13, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Peter Lassen killed about 20 miles west of Rock Canyon

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05/13/1859

Folder F3753:368 , Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Colonel Clarke to Governor Weller stating he had forwarded Dillon’s report and had waited to hear from him (Governor) concerning it before answering Letter of 29th. Stated no white killed as far as U.S. troops can ascertain, so protection is enough. No reason to send more at this time. Written at Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco, May 13, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/14/1859

“The Volunteers.” Trinity Weekly Journal, May 14, 1859: p. 2, col. 1; p. 2, col. 2.

Volunteers still waiting to be paid.

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05/14/1859

“Paying Off.” Weekly Humboldt Times, May 14, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Genl Kibbe at Big Bar paying off the volunteers “who served under Capt. Messic in the late Indian war in this county.”

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05/14/1859

“Seven Persons Burned to Death.” Trinity Weekly Journal, May 14, 1859, p. 3, col. 2.

Former Indian Agent at Nome Lackee, Col. E.A. Stevenson’s home was burned. Wife, three children killed; wife of overseer, Mrs. Kronk, two children perished; overseer badly burned. Pitt River Indian boy, 12 years old allegedly set fire.

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05/14/1859

“More Trouble with Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, May 14, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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05/14/1859

“Savage Retaliation; “Gen. W. C. Kibbe reached town on Wednesday…” Trinity Weekly Journal, May 14, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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05/15/1859

Folder F3753:344, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Another petition from citizens of Tehama asking for protection from Indians now burning as well as stock raiding. Written in Tehama County, May 15, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/15/1859

Folder F3753:345, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from citizens of Deer Creek to Governor Weller adding their solicitations to those of Tehama County citizens for protection. Written at Deer Creek, May 15, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/16/1859

Folder F3753:346, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from W.R. Harrison and J.C. Bradley to Governor Weller asking protection from Indians. Claim Seth Hoskee’s house burned down and two attempts to steal horses. Suggest Captain Messeak (sic) as leader of requested unit. Written in Red Bluff, May 16, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/18/1859

“Horrid Calamity.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 18, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

Account of the fire at Col. Stevenson place where two women, five children died.

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05/18/1859

“Indian Attack.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 18, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

Hat Creek, Pitt River

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05/18/1859

“Massacre Near Mud Lake by Indians.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 18, 1859: p. 1, col. 4.

 

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05/19/1859

Letter from James Y. McDuffie to Chars E. Mix, May 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/19/1859

Letter from P. Della Torre to Charles E. Mix, May 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/20/1859

“Terrible Calamity.” Sonoma County Journal, May 20, 1859, p. 2, col. 2.

Stevenson fire

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05/20/1859

Letters from W. M. Gwin, Tho J. Henley, Moses Kelly, M. B. Lewis, April 9, 1859; May 4, 1859; May 20, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/21/1859

“Visitors.” Weekly Humboldt Times, May 21, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

New Indian ranch on Indian Island.

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05/21/1859

“More Humboldt Indian Troubles.” Trinity Weekly Journal, May 21, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Assumes Indians “have made their way back and war of extermination will ensue.”

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05/23/1859

Letter from Thos J. Henley to Chas E. Mix with an enclosure from M. B. Lewis, May 12, 1859; May 23, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/23/1859

Letter from Thos J. Henley to Chas E. Mix with enclosed labor report from D.E. Buel, May 23, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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05/24/1859

“More Humboldt Indian Troubles.” Sacramento Daily Union, May 24, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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05/24/1859

Folder F3753:750, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Captain T.D. Johns, 1st California Guard, Lieutenant Astill, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, California Militia, to Governor Weller stating that he had requisitioned a field battery or section thereof three times in past 18 months without receiving even acknowledgment. Asks for battery from Governor. Written in San Francisco, May 24, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/26/1859

Secondary Source only:

Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 65.

Camp Cass established at Red Bluffs, Tehama County. Company A, 6th Infantry.

 

05/27/1859

Folder F3753:347, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Record of meeting of citizens of Tehama County who organized to discuss their situation as to Indian raids with Captain Flint, Company Commander, U.S. Army Company in area. Later group resolved to ask Governor Weller for permission to form volunteer company to fight Indians. Written in Red Bluff, May 27, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/28/1859

“Another Volunteer Company.” Weekly Humboldt Times, May, 28, 1859, p. 2, col. 2.

 

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05/28/1859

“Mattole.” Weekly Humboldt Times, May 28, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

J. Ross Browne confirmed that the extension of Mendocino reservation into Mattole was not authorized by the federal government.

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05/28/1859

“The Indian Troubles in Tehama.” Trinity Weekly Journal, May 28, 1859: p. 3, col. 2.

 

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05/28/1859

“Paying the Indian Fighters.” Trinity Weekly Journal, May 28, 1859: p. 3, col. 3.

$11,000 drawn from State Treasury to defray expenses for “late Humboldt Indian war.”

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05/28/1859

“Indian Massacre.” Weekly Humboldt Times, May 28, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

Reports death of Lassen, Clapper.

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05/29/1859

Folder F3753:348, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Petition from committee of citizens to Governor Weller outlining case against Indians and reasons U.S. Army troops can’t handle them. Ask permission to raise volunteer company to weed out Indians angry over slaughter of women and children a few weeks previous by band of whites. Written in Tehama County, May 29, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/30/1859

Letter from [illegible] to A. B. Greenwood, May 30, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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June

 

 

06/01/1859

“Indian Matters.” Red Bluff Beacon, June 1, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

Petitions sent to the Governor from Tehama

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06/01/1859

“Notice.” Red Bluff Beacon, June 1, 1859: p. 2, col. 5.

Meeting of citizens at Red Bluff held May 15, 1859; want Indians removed from residing with white families; committee members: J.R. Bradway; T.J. Butler; J.G. Doll; Geo Sherman; G.L. Potter.

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06/01/1859

“Indian Meeting.” Red Bluff Beacon, June 1, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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06/02/1859

Folder F3753:349, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Governor Weller to citizens of Tehama in answer to their petitions for help from Indian raids. States company of Federal troops were dispatched by Colonel Clarke, Company Commander, Pacific District, and they should be sufficient. If not, he will send help. Written in Sacramento, June 2, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/04/1859

“One of the Redwood Indians Captured Last Winter.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 4, 1859, p. 2, col. 5.

13 Indians left Mendocino Reservation to return to homes, killed by other Indians in Long Valley.

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06/04/1859

“From the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 4, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

Volunteers organized on Eel River to operate against Indians at Bald Hills, Yager Creek; Elected Abram Lyle Capt.; H.J. Davis, 1st Lt; Eli Davis, 2nd Lt.; J.H. Morrison, Commissary & Quartermaster; separated into 2 divisions, one to Mad River, the other to North Yager.

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06/04/1859

“War Between Tribes.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 4, 1859: p. 1, col. 3.

 

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06/04/1859

“The Boy Hanging at Red Bluff.” Trinity Weekly Journal, June 4, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

Related to Stevenson fire.

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06/04/1859

“Injins.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 4, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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06/04/1859

Letter from Thos J. Henley to C. E. Mix, June 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian fairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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06/04/1859

Letter from W. R. Drinkard to J. Thompson with enclosures from M. D. S. Simpson and J. P. Taylor of the Subsistence Department, April 15, 1859; June 2, 1859; June 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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06/10/1859

Letter from Thos J. Henley to Chas E. Mix with enclosed labor reports from D.E. Buel, June 10, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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06/10/1859

Folder F3753:369, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Copy of petition from citizens of Nome Cult to Governor Weller asking permission to raise volunteer company to fight Indians and complaining about U.S. Army officers won’t help against Indians. Written at Nome Cult, June 10, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/10/1859

Folder F3753:370, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from citizens of Nome Cult Valley asking permission to raise company of volunteers to take care of Indian situation. States that petition of citizens of Round Valley area was true despite memorial to the contrary from others. Written at Nome Cult Valley, June 10, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/11/1859

“From the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 11, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Ransacked a number of ranches, killing Indians.

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06/11/1859

“John T. Eaton…” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 11, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

New Indian Agent, Eaton, from Columbus, Georgia.

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06/15/1859

“Indian Depredations.” Red Bluff Beacon, June 15, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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06/15/1859

“Gone to Work Right.” Red Bluff Beacon, June 15, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Wm S. Thomas, Esq., Dry Creek, successful soliciting subscriptions to support volunteer company organized under John Breckenridge to attack Indians on headwaters of Deer, Antelope, Mill Creeks; $3,000 collected, expecting $1,000 more.

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06/16/1859

Letter from James Y. McDuffie to Commissioner of Indian Affairs with enclosed letter and invoice from T. J. Henley, June 16, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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06/18/1859

“Report of Grand Jury of Klamath County.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 18, 1859: p. 2, col. 4-5.

J.B. Cecil, Sheriff

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06/18/1859

Letter from Thos J. Henley to Chas E. Mix with an enclosure from P. Della Torre, June 3, 1859; June 18, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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06/20/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to T.J. Henley, June 16, 1859; June 20, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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July

 

 

07/01/1859

“General Matters in Tehama.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 1, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

Dr. Inskeep; Noser Indians; company on subscription sent against Indians on Deer and Mill Creeks, moving to Antelope Creek.

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07/02/1859

“Indian Troubles.” The Placer Herald, July 2, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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07/02/1859

Letter from Alfred Iverson to A. B. Greenwood, July 2, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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07/05/1859

Letter from Tully R. Wise to A. B. Greenwood, July 5, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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07/09/1859

“Indian Expedition.” The Placer Herald, July 9, 1859: p. 2, col. 5.

Bill Burns, Capt., at Deer Creek

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07/09/1859

“Indian Troubles.” Weekly Humboldt Times, July 9, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Indians at Kush-Kish, 12 miles below Mattole.

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07/09/1859

“Treatment of Indians.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 9, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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07/11/1859

Folder F3753:371, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Report of meeting of citizens of Eden Valley wherein they elect W.L. Jarboe, Captain of volunteers, they are raising to fight Uke (sic) Indians. Forwarded to Governor Weller. Written in Eden Valley, July 11, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/11/1859

Folder F3753:372, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Copy of original report of meeting to elect Jarboe. Written in Eden Valley, July 11, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/11/1859

Folder F3753:350, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, California State Adjutant General, to Captain Flint, U.S. Army, Company Commander, Antelope Creek Detachment, telling Flint he has been ordered to look into Indian raids and to ascertain possible need for volunteer company. Written in Red Bluff, July 11, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/11/1859

Folder F3753:351, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Captain Flint, U.S. Army, Company Commander, Antelope Creek Post, stating he has been sent to investigate threat of Indian hostiles. Wants strength figures for Flint’s command. Written in Red Bluff, July 11, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/13/1859

“U.S. Army Movements; Indian Troubles.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 13, 1859: p. 4, col. 3.

 

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07/14/1859

“Justice and Indians.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 14, 1859: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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07/15/1859

“We are informed…Indian hostilities in the vicinity of Antelope Creek…” Sacramento Daily Union, July 15, 1859: p. 1, col. 7.

General Kibbe visiting scene of Indian hostilities on Antelope Creek to determine if needs to raise volunteer company.

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07/18/1859

“California Indian Agency.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 18, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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07/19/1859

Letter from James Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, July 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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07/20/1859

“The Pit River Indians.” Red Bluff Beacon, July 20, 1859: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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07/20/1859

Letter from James Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, July 20, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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07/23/1859

Letter from J. R. Vineyard to A. B. Greenwood, July 23, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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07/25/1859

Folder F3753:373, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor John B. Weller reporting that the 2000 to 5000 Indians in area of Round Valley are killing cattle and horses and lone men. He has ordered 20 men and a Captain into field as U.S. Army troops won’t protect citizens. Written in Red Bluff, July 25, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/27/1859

“Another Indian Outrage.” Red Bluff Beacon, July 27. 1859: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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07/27/1859

“General Kibbe has returned…” Red Bluff Beacon, July 27, 1859, p. 2, col. 5.

Kibbe returning from Nome Cult, to call out volunteer company.

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07/27/1859

“Honey Lake Valley.” Red Bluff Beacon, July 27, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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07/30/1859

Folder F3753:374, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Report from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Weller concerning Indian troubles in Tehama and Mendocino Counties. Complains of U.S. troops at Round Valley – says got some cooperation from those at Camp Craft, near Red Bluff, Written at Headquarters, California Militia, Sacramento, July 30, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

 

 

August

 

 

08/00/1859

Extract of Report of Owen’s Lake and River made by Captain John W. Davidson, August 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/00/1859

Folder F3753:375, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Extract from Grand Jury Report, Mendocino County requesting State Legislature or General Government do something to effect some speedy and efficient remedy to this rapidly increasing evil. The evil is what to do with the Indians in country. Written in Mendocino County, August, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

08/00/1859

Folder F3753:376, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Another copy of extract of Grand Jury Report asking relief from Indian problem. Written in Mendocino County, August, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

08/03/1859

“More Indian Outrages.” Red Bluff Beacon, August 3, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Company organized w/pay raised by subscription killed Indians at headwaters of Butte and Deer Creeks; mentions Roundtree. Anderson.

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08/06/1859

“A Brutal Affair in Butte County.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 6, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

Whites killed Indian women and children; scalped an Indian.

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08/08/1859

Letter from M. Thompson to Jacob Thompson requesting information concerning a claim, August 8, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/09/1859

Letter from James Y. McDuffie to Jacob Thompson, August 9, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/10/1859

“Indian Trouble In Tehama County.” Nevada Democrat, August 10, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

Breckenridge organizing to attack a rancheria near head of Deer Creek.

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08/10/1859

Letter from J. R. Vineyard to J. Y. McDuffie, August 10, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/12/1859

J.R. Vineyard to J.Y. McDuffie, August 12, 1859, document no. 200 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 36 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 2, Pt. 1, pp. 811-812 (1023).

Refers to conditions on Fort Tejon.

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08/13/1859

“More Indian Outrages.” Trinity Weekly Journal, August 13, 1859: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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08/13/1859

Folder F3753:377, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Jarboe to Major Johnson, Company Commander, 6th Infantry inviting him to go along on foray where he will be shown proof Indians stole beef and where large band live who are going to kill all whites. Notes in letter that he got verbal reply he (Jarboe) wasn’t worth noticing and that Indians would kill him. Written in Round Valley, August 13, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

08/16/1859

The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 253.

No Material on file in AGO
Sacramento Union, October 28, 1859, p. 2, col. 4
Sacramento Union, December 3, 1859, p. 2, col. 4
Sacramento Union, December 12, 1859, p. 3, col. 1
Sacramento Union, December 17, 1859, p. 2, col. 1

Kibbe Rangers, Unattached, Red Bluff, Tehama County

 

08/19/1859

“Outrages by Indians.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 19, 1859, p.2, col. 3.

Volunteers mustering against Round Valley Indians on authority of Gen. Kibbe; Nome Cult Rangers.

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08/19/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to A.B. Greenwood, August 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/19/1859

Recommendation from J. Y. McDuffie to Jacob Thompson to replace sub-agent, August 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/20/1859

“U.S. Soldier Killed.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 20, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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08/20/1859

“Alleged Indian Outrages North.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 20, 1859: p. 1, col. 4.

 

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08/20/1859

“Indian Fighters For Antelope Creek.” Trinity Weekly Journal, August 20, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Company organized at Red Bluff by General Kibbe to chastise Indians on Antelope Creek, Tehama County; call themselves Kibbe Rangers. List of officers: John P. Jones, Private Secretary; Wm Burns, Capt.; Robert Bailey, 1st Lt.; H. Van Shell, 2nd Lt.; John McCarty, Brevet; A.W.Elwes, Orderly Sgt; John Ludwig, 2nd Sgt; Wm H. Nutall, 3rd Sgt; W. Wilson, 4th Sgt; John Marshall, 1st Corporal. Other members who served under Capt. Messec in “Humboldt campaign”: John Olvany; Patrick Tobin; John McCarty; H. Van Shell; William Irwin; John D. Ludwig.

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08/21/1859

Report of Indian Affairs from Edward Johnson to W. W. Mackall, August 21, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/21/1859

Folder F3753:378, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Report from Major Edward Johnson to Major W.W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco on trip to Eden and Round Valleys. Said little evidence of settlers claims of depredations and Jarboe is out with his force in war of extermination. Claims he (Johnson) can do nothing. Copy of report attached. Written at Fort Weller, August 21, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

08/22/1859

“Fate of the Indians.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 22, 1859: p. 4, col. 3.

 

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08/26/1859

“Indian Matters in Butte; People’s Meeting.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 26, 1859, p.2, col. 5

Kibbe took 30 Indians as prisoners from the forks of the Butte; will be sent to Nome Lackee reservation.

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08/26/1859

Folder F3753:379, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Wm. Robertson to Judge telling of stock losses in Eden Valley and plans to move all to Hildreth Ranch. Asks for Judge’s wishes as soon as possible. Written at Eel River, August 26, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

08/26/1859

Folder F3753:752, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from O. M. Brown, Attorney, to Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, inquiring about claim of Wm. H. Johnson for service in Indian Expedition. Says has heard nothing. Written in Stockton, August 26, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

08/27/1859

M.B. Lewis to James Y. McDuffie, August 27, 1859, document no. 199 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 36 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 2, Pt. 1, pp. 809-811 (1023).

Provides annual report of Fresno Indian Agency.

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08/30/1859

“More Indian Difficulties.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 30, 1859: p. 1, col. 4.

 

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08/30/1859

Vouchers from Godard Bailey to A. B. Greenwood, August 30, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/30/1859

Letter from M. B. Lewis to A. B. Greenwood, August 30, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/31/1859

“Concerning Indians.” Red Bluff Beacon, August 31, 1859, p. 2, col. 2

Breckenridge independent company killed 29 Indians, injured 20 more; took 13 Indian women, children to the Mendocino reservation.

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08/31/1859

“More Indian Troubles.” Red Bluff Beacon, August 31, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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08/31/1859

Report from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, August 31, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/31/1859

Report from Vincent E. Geiger to A. B. Greenwood, August 20, 1859; August 31, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/31/1859

Estimate for funds from J. Y. McDuffie, August 31, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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08/31/1859

Vincent E. Geiger to J.Y. McDuffie, August 31, 1859, document no. 198 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 36 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 2, Pt. 1, pp. 806-809 (1023).

Provides report on Nome Lackee Indian Reserve.

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September

 

 

09/03/1859

Folder F3753:380, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Report from Captain John Adams, Company Commander, 1st Dragoon, to Major W.W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant General, stating a party of whites, illegally organized had attacked and killed Indians camped at a Mr. Roff’s Ranch and thereby probably provoked an Indian war in area of Pitt River. Asked information be passed to Governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Written at Fort Crook, September 3, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

09/04/1859

Memorandum of indebtedness from J. Y. McDuffie to A.B. Greenwood, September 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/04/1859

Letter from T. J. Henley to J. Y. McDuffie about expenses incurred on account of the Indian Service, September 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/04/1859

Estimate of funds for fiscal year ending June 30, 1859 from Vincent E. Geiger to [J. Y. McDuffie?], September 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/04/1859

Inventory of property from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood with statements of various agency reports, April 14, 1859; June 13, 1859; June 30, 1859; September 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/04/1859

Report on condition of Indian Affairs from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, September 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/04/1859

Estimate for funds from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, September 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/05/1859

Estimate for funds from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, September 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/05/1859

Estimates for the Indian Service for fiscal year ending June 30th, 1861 from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, September 4, 1859; September 5, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/05/1859

Report from H. Heintzleman to A. B. Greenwood, February 5, 1859; September 5, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/06/1859

Folder F3753:381, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Authorization from Governor Weller to Jarboe to raise company of 20 volunteers to protect citizens of Mendocino County and to procure supplies. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, September 6, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

09/07/1859

“The Napa Reporter says that Captain Jarboe’s rangers…” Nevada Democrat, September 7, 1859: p. 1, col. 6.

First mention of Captain Jarboe and his independent company in news articles reviewed; killed number of Indians in Indian Valley; company forming under “Captain Lacock” in Round Valley to “go against the Indians.”

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09/07/1859

“We learn that Napoleon McElroy and David Wells, old settlers, and well known throughout the county, have been killed…” Nevada Democrat, September 7, 1859: p. 1, col. 6.

Hat Creek Indians

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09/08/1859

Folder F3753:382, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Further order from Governor Weller to Jarboe cautioning him to only chastise guilty Indians as there are only small number of guilty. Don’t hurt women and children. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, September 8, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

09/08/1859

“Indian Matters.” Sacramento Daily Union, September 8, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

John Breckenridge and men – Deputy Sheriff Cheesman, H.S. Sadorus, G.M. Stratton, M. Amesby- captured by other white who released Indian prisoners; speculated that they wanted to keep Indian women from going to reservation.

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09/13/1859

Letter from J. W. Denver to A. B. Greenwood, September 13, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/14/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, September 14, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/14/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, September 14, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Tejon Reservation

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09/15/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, September 15, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/15/1859

Account of James Tobin expenses from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, February 1, 1859; September 15, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/16/1859

Secondary Source only:
Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 95.

Camp Taylor established on Pit River at Fall River Mills 8 miles SE of Fort Crook.
6th Infantry, with Companies A and I, approx. 62 men.

 

09/16/1859

Folder F3753:383, Copy of Jarboe’s report to Weller. Written in Eden Valley, September 16, 1859.

Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller acknowledging his commission and reporting names of men plus activities for period from July to September and Indians killed. Written in Eden Valley, September 16, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

09/16/1859

Folder F3753:384, Copy of Jarboe’s report to Weller. Written in Eden Valley, September 16, 1859.

Copy of Jarboe’s report to Weller. Written in Eden Valley, September 16, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

09/16/1859

Folder F3753:385, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Jarboe to Governor John B. Weller stating he has enrolled 20 men into service of state and further that if he were allowed 40 men he could take every hostile Indian out of state mountains. Written in Eden Valley, September 16, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

09/17/1859

“The Company of U.S. Troops under Capt. Lovell, killed seven Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 17, 1859, p. 2, col. 1.

Van Duzen Fork

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09/17/1859

Folder F3753:753, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition to James Y. McDuffie, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California, from citizens of Butte County asking him to withdraw his men from area as Indians fear being removed to reservation. Petition states Indians in hills, aren’t gathering winter food. If leave, will deprive petitioners of Indian labor to haul supplies and materials to mines. Written in Butte County. September 17, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

09/19/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to A. B. Greenwood, September 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/21/1859

“Cruelty to Indians.” Nevada Democrat, September 21, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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09/26/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood with enclosed Report of Employees from D. E. Buel, September 26, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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09/28/1859

Folder F3753:386, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from citizens of Long Valley to Governor Weller to increase size of Jarboe’s force so he can extend protection to them. Written in Long Valley, September 28, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

09/28/1859

Folder F3753:387, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Copy of petition from citizens of Long Valley to Governor Weller. Written in Long Valley, September 28, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

09/28/1859

“An Indian Slaughter.” Nevada Democrat, September 28, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

Reports 40 Indian women and children killed by other Indians; later reported actually killed by whites, see 10/05/1859 Nevada Democrat.

 

09/28/1859

“The Yreka Union is informed that much danger…” Nevada Democrat, September 28, 1859: p. 1, col. 6.

Pitt River Indians

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09/28/1859

“Letter From Siskiyou County.” Nevada Democrat, September 28, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

“A company of volunteers are now out among the Pitt River Indians…”; 100 Indians captured; article advocates extermination versus resources spent on reservations.

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09/30/1859

Folder F3753:352, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from General Kibbe to Governor Weller stating troubles between U.S. Army officers and civilians. Confirms there was a massacre of women and children but blames it on a McKee and friends in revenge of McKee’s brother’s death. Says should clean up trouble in month. Talks politics. Written at Lockhart’s Ferry, Pitt River, September 30, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

 

 

October

 

 

10/01/1859

Folder F3753:388, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller describing an action against Indians resulting in 25 killed and 20 prisoners. Says he got petition from Long Valley residents asking protection but can’t provide unless gets 20 more men. Written at Elk Creek, October 1, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/03/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to A. B. Greenwood, October 3, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/04/1859

Folder F3753:389, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Wm. Henry, Mendocino County Judge, to Governor Weller asking for more men for Jarboe so he can protect Long Valley and rest of county as well as area around Round and Eden Valleys and Eel River. Enclosed Grand Jury’s August report. Written at Ukiah, October 4, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/05/1859

“Massacre of Indians.” Nevada Democrat, October 5, 1859, p. 2, col. 3.

Earlier report that one Indian tribe killed another untrue; actually whites slaughtered a band of Pitt River tribe; whites called “Pitt River company an organization acting without any authority of any kind.” 90 Indians mutilated, 10 were warriors, the rest women, children; Genl Kibbe allegedly came upon scene after the slaughter; held 2 infants found alive to entice Pitt River Indians to “negotiate” with him; killed 2 Indian men when didn’t agree to his terms; captured leader a day later.

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10/06/1859

Folder F3753:390, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from S.C. Hastings to Governor Weller stating he lost a petition and a statement from Judge Henry, Mendocino, asking for help against 8 to 12 thousand Indians in Mendocino County. Says Jarboe needs more men. Written at Cloverdale, October 6, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/06/1859

Folder F3753:391, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from J.B. Lamor to Governor Weller saying an organized force needs to be kept on Indians track to protect Long Valley citizens. Also says Jarboe should be man to lead them. Written at Ukiah, October 6, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/07/1859

Folder F3753:392, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Jarboe to Hastings telling of plans to attack a rancheria containing 500 Indians believed to have taken 200 horses from Waldman. Says will have to build winter quarters soon. Written at Round Valley, October 7, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/08/1859

Letter from J. W. Denver to A. B. Greenwood, October 8, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/08/1859

Folder F3753:393, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Original of letter from Jarboe to Lieutenant Dillon asking for cooperation against Indians. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/08/1859

Folder F3753:394, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Jarboe to Lieutenant Dillon asking for help against Indians near the forks of river who killed John Bland and stole 200 horses from Long Valley. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/08/1859

Folder F3753:395, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Original of letter from Lieutenant Dillon to Jarboe declining to cooperate against Indians. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/08/1859

Folder F3753:396, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Lieutenant Dillon to Jarboe stating he has no proof of Bland’s death or 200 head of stock being missing. Declines cooperation. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/16/1859

Folder F3753:397, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Copy of letter from Lieutenant Dillon to Jarboe declining to cooperate against Indians. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/16/1859

Folder F3753:398, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller claiming to have found remains of John Bland, who Jarboe says Indians burned at stake. Describes night action in which 11 killed 33 captured but stated could only retain 14 from escaping. Complained Lieutenant Dillon would not help him. Written at Eden Valley, October 16, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/18/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to A. B. Greenwood, October 18, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/18/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood with an enclosure from V. E. Geiger, October 12, 1859; October 18, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/19/1859

“Another Victory Over the “Red Skins.” Nevada Democrat, October 19, 1859: p. 2, col. 5.

Lt. Van Shell under Gen. Kibbe burned number of rancherias, killed Indians, took prisoners at headwaters of Pitt River.

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10/19/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to A. B. Greenwood, October 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/19/1859

Recommendation from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood to replace sub-agent, October 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/19/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood regarding accounts from D. E. Buel, October 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/19/1859

Report from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood with Inventory of Property from D. E. Buel, October 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/22/1859

Instructions to reclaim private property from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, October 5, 1859; October 22, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/22/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to Greenwood, October 22, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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10/23/1859

Folder F3753:399, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Governor Weller to Jarboe reiterating previous instructions to act against the bad Indians only and not wage war of extermination. Jarboe is to assume defensive and protect lives and property. Says doesn’t believe whole tribe of Indians in arms. Says turn POWS over to civil authorities if guilty of Bland’s murder. Written in Sacramento, October 23, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/26/1859

“Sickness Among Indians.” Nevada Democrat, October 26, 1859: p. 3, col. 1.

Tribe (40-50) camped in vicinity of Nevada sick; whites want them removed but Indians left of their own accord.

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10/28/1859

Folder F3753:400, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller reporting two engagements with nine killed and 100 prisoners taken, of which 90 remained. Claimed he found part of cow belonging to Masten Cabot, Round Valley. Discharged one Wm. Daly for imprudent conduct with squaw. Written at Robertson’s Ranch, October 28, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/29/1859

“Letter from an Indian Fighter.” Trinity Weekly Journal, October 29, 1859, p. 1, col. 4.

Capt. Burns using Indian scout to find Indian camps; describes number of attacks on Indians; has 29 Indian prisoners in white company’s camp; since campaign had sent 362 Indians to Mendocino reservation; mentions Fort Crook, Mendocino Reservation, Fall River, Pitt River.

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10/29/1859

Folder F3753:491, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter of resignation of A.A. VanGuelder as commander Coloma Grays to the unit. Written in Coloma, October 29, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

10/31/1859

AG Dead Office File, Row 3, File 5
The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 259.

Marysville Rifles (Marysville Light Artillery), Fourth Brigade, Marysville, Yuba County

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10/31/1859

Marysville Rifles (Marysville Light Artillery), Item No.: B3414-3, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Regiment, Co. B

Marysville Rifles (Marysville Light Artillery), Fourth Brigade, Marysville, Yuba County

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

11/02/1859

“Indian Matters.” Nevada Democrat, November 2, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

Band of white men call themselves Pitt River Volunteers; Captain Langley leader of gang; writer considers them outlaws; mentions Pit River Indians, Hat Creek Indians.

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11/02/1859

Letter from Godard Bailey to A. B. Greenwood, September 26, 1859; November 2, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/04/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to A. B. Greenwood, November 4, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/05/1859

“Produce on the Klamath Reservation.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 5, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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11/05/1859

“Letter From the Indian Country.” Trinity Weekly Journal, November 5, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

Captured 19 Indians in raid at Dick Pugh’s ranch; captured Indian Chief Shave-Head and Hat Creek Liz in Indian Valley; “the company will start in a few days under command of Gen. Wm C. Kibbe to find the Chief’s band.

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11/05/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to A. B. Greenwood, November 5, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Letter of J. Ross Browne, Special Agent, in relation to the Indian Farms on the Fresno and King’s River, California

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11/07/1859

Letter from J. Ross Browne to A. B. Greenwood, November 7, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/09/1859

“Letter From Siskiyou County.” Nevada Democrat, November 9, 1859: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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11/11/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to V.E. Geiger, November 11, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/13/1859

Letter from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, November 13, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/16/1859

Letter from Vincent Geiger to J. Y. McDuffie, October 30, 1859; November 16, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/19/1859

“Mattole Valley.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 19, 1859: p. 2, col. 2-3.

 

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11/19/1859

“Kibbe After the Redskins.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 19, 1859: p. 3, col. 1.

Commends Kibbe taking 400 Indian prisoners in Pitt River valley in 75 days, dividing the bands, disrupting ability to gather acorns, seeds, fish for the coming winter.

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11/19/1859

Letter from Thos. J. Henley and [P. Sta;e?] to J.W. Denver, January 18, 1859; November 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Indians in Scott Valley and vicinity should be removed to the Klamath or Nome Lackee Reservation.

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11/19/1859

Letter from McDuffie to Greenwood, November 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/19/1859

Estimates for Funds from J. Y. McDuffie to A. B. Greenwood, November 19, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/22/1859

Letter from [General Sand?] to A. B. Greenwood, November 22, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/22/1859

Letter from [Moses Kelly?] to [Bailey Goddard?] requesting information relative to a draft for $1000, November 22, 1859, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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11/26/1859

A.B. Greenwood, Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, November 26, 1859, Sen. Exec. Docs., 36 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 2, Pt. 1, pp. 373-401 (1023).

Discusses failure of Indian Superintendency in California and recommends separating state Indian affairs into two districts. Relevant pgs. 386-388.

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11/29/1859

Folder F3753:353, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General to Governor Weller reporting he has captured or killed all bad Pitt Rivers. Asks Governor to intervene with U.S. Superintendent of Indian Affairs McDuffie who wants to put POWS in Nome Lackee Reservation. Says they will go home – wants Weller to get McDuffie to put them in Tejon as laborers. Written in Red Bluff, November 29, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

 

 

 

December

 

 

12/01/1859

J. Thompson, Report of the Secretary of the Interior, December 1, 1859, Sen. Exec. Docs., 36 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 2, Pt. 1, pp. 92-113 (1023).

Discusses situation in California on pgs. 100-101 and recommends dividing California into two Indian districts.

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12/03/1859

Folder F3753:401, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Report from Jarboe to Weller outlining activities of command for November and attacks with deaths and prisoners totaled. Claims to be following Weller’s orders to only punish guilty Indians and complains again about Lieutenant Dillon. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 3, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

12/03/1859

Folder F3753:402, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Copy of Jarboe’s report to Weller. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 3, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

12/03/1859

“Letter from Mattole.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 3, 1859, p. 2, col. 3.

 

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12/05/1859

Folder F3753:403, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Jarboe to Weller saying Weller’s last letter was stolen and opened and not received. Goes on to reassure Governor what great good Jarboe doing and how he will change procedures if required. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 5, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

12/05/1859

Folder F3753:404, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Copy of Jarboe’s letter to Weller. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 5, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

12/10/1859

“Gen. Kibbe’s Indian war at the north has ended…” The Placer Herald, December 10, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

Kibbe brought between 500-600 Pitt River Indians and Indians from other tribes to Red Bluff; will be sent to reservations

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12/10/1859

“Pitt River Indian War.” Trinity Weekly Journal, December 10, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Kibbe about to disband company. “The snow is so deep on the trail to Mendocino that the prisoners will be taken to Tejon Reservation.”

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12/14/1859

“Slaughter of Indians.” Nevada Democrat, December 14, 1859: p. 2, col. 1.

Round Valley Indians stole valuable horse owned by S.P. Storms. Capt. Lacock and his Rangers tracked Indians, killed 17 of them.

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12/17/1859

“Letter from Hydesville.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 17, 1859: p. 2, col. 5.

Volunteer company under Capt. A. Liles, Lt. Eli Davis tried to Indians in Bald Hills who allegedly stole cattle; complains wants a volunteer company under state authority to “suppress Indians” b/c citizens “taxed” $600-700 so far.

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12/17/1859

“Indian Troubles.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 17, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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12/17/1859

“Military Company.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 17, 1859, p. 2, col. 2.

Advocates organizing a state authorized company as in the past.

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12/17/1859

“Gen. Kibbe has taken the 400 northern Indians whom he corralled…” Placer Herald, December 17, 1859, p. 2, col. 3.

“Gen. Kibbe has taken the 400 northern Indians whom he corralled in the late war to the Mendocino Reservation, where they will remain permanently, provided they do not run away.”

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12/17/1859

“The Standard says the last of the Pitt river tribe of Indians arrived at Sacramento…” The Placer Herald, December 17, 1859: p. 2, col. 4.

Pitt River Indians captured included warrior Wild Cat and Chief Chin-quo-pin.

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12/17/1859

“Roguish Indians.” Weekly Mountain Democrat, December 17, 1859: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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12/20/1839

Folder F3753:405, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller claimed Indians still committing depredations. Relates battle where Indians refuse to quit, all killed. Reports Henley complained that Indians from Eel River had stolen his cattle but Jarboe thinks they were Reservation Indians. Reports wounding of Lieutenant Pool by arrow. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 20, 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

12/21/1859

Folder F3753:406, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Jarboe to Lieutenant Dillon stating his men had taken a group of Round Valley Indians prisoner instead of killing them after one presented a Lieutenant Wood with a pass signed by Dillon. Warn Dillon to keep Indians at home or else. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 21, 1859.

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Folder F3753:407, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from citizens of Round Valley to Governor Weller for removal of Jarboe as Company Commander of Eel River Rangers for incompetency. Signed by T. B. Henley, among others. Written at Round Valley, undated.

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Folder F3753:408, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from Company officers to Governor Weller asking protections against Indians in north half of county now that Jarboe had driven them from Round and Eden Valleys. Asks for more men for Jarboe. Written at Mendocino County, undated.

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12/24/1859

“Letter from Mattole.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 24, 1859, p. 2, col. 5.

A citizen company formed to kill Indians: Capt. W.L. West, H. Brown, S. Crippen, J. Clark, Mr. Holsey, “Commodore”; killed 14 Indians at rancheria b/c two whites were missing, killed by Indians.

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12/31/1859

“The Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 31, 1859, p. 2, col. 5.

Gen. Kibbe has 500 Pitt River Indians, plus few from other tribes from Pitt River, Hat Creek region, in San Francisco; will depart in a few days on the brig Jeanette for Mendocino Reservation.

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12/31/1859

“Indian War Bonds.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 31, 1859: p. 2, col. 2.

Legislature about to convene session; want their claims paid – most from Siskiyou, Del Norte, Klamath and Humboldt.

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12/31/1859

“Indian Marriage.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 31, 1859: p. 1, col. 5

“Rangers busily employed in the area of Cow Creek in securing the natives and transferring them to the Reservation.”

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