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Letter from manuscripts of Samuel N. Wood

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Letter from manuscripts of Samuel N. Wood

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Subject

Peketon County Kansas

Texians

Platte Indians-Platte Cheyennes

Description

Letter written By John F. Dodds to Brig. Gen'l S. N. Woods.

Creator

John F. Dodd

Source

Rose Hill Public Library, Rose Hill, Kansas

Publisher

Rose Hill Public Library, Rose Hill, Kansas

Date

1864-05-11

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Language

English

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Scrapbooks



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John F. Dodd , “Letter from manuscripts of Samuel N. Wood,” Digital Rose Hill, accessed July 28, 2021, https://rosehill.digitalsckls.info/item/12.
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* The following letter appear? am ->ng man; manuscripts deposited by Samuel N. Wood, and is tbe only mention the Society has of Peketon county:
"Kiowa. Peketon Corsrf. Kansas, May 10th, 1861.
"Sie: Yonrs respecting guerrillas and rebs.. dated May 5th. received. Teiians, or “ Te-han-nos," as tbe Indians call them, were reported on the way up throagh the Indian country — some two or three weeks ago. and Kicking Bird, a Kiowa, assured us that we might rely upon its being so, but as they showed no disposition to move their families North, we paid no heed to it, although I am told they slept upon their arms at the Fort. Yesterday Poor Bear and Lance, head chiefs of the Apaches, were here, and informed ns that a band of Comanches had scoured the country S. W., S. A S. E. of ns. and came into an Arapahoe village, some 20 miles below here for food,.and report no “ Tebannos.” There is a report that the Texians are going up the Cimarron. This I will believe rfs soon as I see tbe squaws mowing their lodges to Smoky HiU, but not before. The Kiowas and Comanches, accompanied by a few Indians from other tribes, some 2 or 3 of J. I. Delashmett’s Kaws being of tbe number, numbering in all, as nearly as we can learn, about 1000, are now about ready to make another bloody raid in Texas. The Texians believe that oar government sends them down, and if they should come up, an event not improbable, as they are very desirous to punish the Indians, and rob the trains on the road —a thing easily done, as the Forts at present afford no protection whatever —then we and the Indians wonld all fare alike.
“ Last week a runDer came down with word that the Platte Indians, or Platte Cheyennes, and the whites were fighting on Beaver—Black Kettle and Lein Bear were here with bands numbering some 100 Lodg***. They immediately pulled up and struck out for the seat of war. The Cheyennes are much dissatisfied as to the manner in which their " presents," or the goods Government gives them, are withheld, and I would not be surprised if trains suffer on the road at any time. George Bent, who is with the Cheyenne-, told me a few weeks since that the Sioux came amoDgst the Cheyennes la.-t summer and agreed to come over and rr»b on the road, bnt were prevented by his father. Chas. Rath is some 130 or ISO miles S. W. trading with the Comanches ; he left here April 23d. and will probably be back in * or 10 days. His brother “ Chris ” left on the 12th of March with 2 wagons, one white man and one contraband, to trade with Cheyennes upon Smoky, about 175 miles distant. He wrote home by an Indian about a month since, which is the last tidings we received from him. The Indians say be will be here in 4 days. We are getting somewhat anxious about him.
“May 11th, 1861. Chas. Bath has jnstgot in from the Comanches, and report# all quiet in the Indian boundary. Respectfully yonrs, Ac., . . John F. DoDDg.’.\
To Brig. Qen'L 8. N. Wood. .' • ' '

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