Western Shoshone Agency Correspondence
Letters from Levi A. Gheen, 1872, farmer in charge of the Western Shoshone in Nevada, to Major George Dodge, U.S. Special Indian Agent in Salt Lake City, Utah, discuss the condition of the Shoshone under Gheen's charge, including Indians wronged by whites, small pox, starving Indians, the project to return confiscated property to Indians, the effort to prohibit trespassing of whites on Indian land, and the closing of the Salt Lake City and other special Indian agencies. Letters from H. Price, 1881-1882, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to John S. Mayhugh, Agent for the Western Shoshone Agency, reveal the extensive bureaucracy under which the local agent operated, the problem of deciding which reservation Paiute Big Jim (Capt. Jim) belong to, and the pressure from the white population to confine Indians to reservations.
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Letters from Levi A. Gheen, 1872, farmer in charge of the Western Shoshone in Nevada, to Major George Dodge, U.S. Special Indian Agent in Salt Lake City, Utah, discuss the condition of the Shoshone under Gheen's charge.
The Farmer in Charge of Western Shoshone Indians was appointed by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Nevada to be the local agent. His district included White Pine, Lander, Nye, Elko, and Lincoln counties of Nevada Incumbants during the 1870s and early 1880s included Levi A. Gheen and H. Price.
- Dodge, George -- Correspondence
- Gheen, Levi A. -- Correspondence
- Gheen, Levi A. (Creator)
- Indians of North America -- Nevada
- Mayhugh, John S. -- Correspondence
- Price, H., Indian Affairs commissioner (Creator)
- Price, H., Indian Affairs commissioner -- Correspondence
- Shoshoni Indians -- Government relations -- Nevada
- United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Western Shoshone Agency|Farmer in Charge -- Records and correspondence
- Guide to the Western Shoshone Agency Correspondence
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