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01/20/1866

“Indians and the Reservation System,” Weekly Trinity Journal, January 20, 1866, p. 3, col. 1.

Fort Humboldt, Mendocino Reservation, Round Valley Reservation

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March 1866

Charles Maltby to D.N. Cooley, March 1866, document no. 23 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 103-104 (1284).

Provides estimates of cost for establishing schools on reservations.

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05/25/1866

Charles Maltby to D.N. Cooley, May 25, 1866, document no. 21 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 99-102 (1284).

Discusses Smith River Reservation and encloses correspondence correspondence from April and May 1866.

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06/26/1866

D.N. Cooley to James Harlan, June 26, 1866, document no. 24 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 105-108 (1284).

Recounts California Indian reservation affairs from 1853 to 1866.

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08/03/1866

D.N. Cooley to Robt. J. Stevens, August 3, 1866, document no. 31 of “Annual Report on Indian Affairs by the Acting Commissioner,” H. Exec. Docs., 40 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 3, Doc. 1, pp. 115-116 (1326).

Discusses appointment of special commissioner to investigate and report on Indian affairs in California.

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08/05/1866

J.Q. Stanley to Charles Maltby, August 5, 1866, document no. 22 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 102-103 (1284).

Discusses conditions of Mission Indians in Southern California

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08/10/1866

B.L. Fairfield to D.N. Cooley, August 10, 1866, Unnumbered document of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 96-97 (1284). [Note: the appendix of the Commissioner’s report lists this document as document number 18.]

Provides annual report of Round Valley Reservation. Note: the appendix of the Commissioner’s report lists this document as document number 18.

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08/17/1866

Geo. J. Hoffman to D.N. Cooley, August 17, 1866, document no. 19 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, p. 98 (1284).

Discusses Indian labor for farm work and road-building, advises against expenditures for Indian education.

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08/20/1866

Robert L. Stockton to Charles Maltby, August 20, 1866, document no.17 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 95-96 (1284).

Discusses conditions at Hoopa Valley Reservation and notes lack of education for Indians. Encloses reservation census.

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09/09/1866

G. Kingsbury to C. Maltby, September 9, 1866, document no. 20 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 98-99 (1284).

Reports on conditions at Smith River Reserve and notes Indian frustration that reservation has not been made permanent

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09/15/1866

Charles Maltby to D.N. Cooley, September 15, 1866, document no.16 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 91-95 (1284).

Announces closing of Mendocino Reserve and prisoners at Humboldt moved to Round Valley. Discusses Bidwell’s legislation and general conditions on all California reservations.

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10/22/1866

D.N. Cooley, Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, October 22, 1866, H. Exec. Docs., 39 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 1-66 (1284).

 

 

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