MS 834 Council at Fort Defiance, N. M. with the Navajos

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS834
Creators:
ANONYMOUS
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Dates:
November 5, ca. 1869 or 1870
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
9 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Transcript in English of Council meeting, mainly concerning raids being made against Mormon settlers by the Navajo or other Indians. Names of only two speakers are written out: Barboncito [chief of the Navajos, d. 1870] and Captain Bennett [probably Captain F. T. Bennett, Navajo agent in 1869]. Other speakers are indicated only by the initials "H", "Capt. H" and "P".

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
There is no mention of a council in 1870 or 1871 in the Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for those years, but in 1869 Captain F. T. Bennett was the Navajo agent, and there was a council meeting, although it may not be the same one. Before 1869 the Navajos were not at Fort Defiance. (Information from the Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1869, 1870, 1871.)

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Negative microfilm on file. 3/1971.
Author

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 834

Local Note
Local Note
manuscript document

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 834, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal-Indian relations -- Navaho Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barboncito, 1820-1871 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bennett, Frank T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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