Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence

Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence

Dates: 1871-1874

Photocopies of original letters with accompanying typescripts. Covers the nomination of Mormon Church leader Jacob Hamblin as a federal Indian agent for southern Utah, northern Arizona, and southeast Nevada. Also includes exchanges between W. F. M. Arny, the federal agent for the Navajo tribes; Jacob Hamblin and other Mormon settlers in Arizona; and Col. L. Edwin Dudley, regional Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Santa Fe, NM. These letters attempt to arrange a peaceful settlement of problems between the Navajos and the Mormons that threatened to involve all of northern Arizona in a major Indian war.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Tanner, George S.. -- United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Call Number: MSS SC 785
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Collection maintained in original order
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 785; Bureau of Indian Affairs correstpondence; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 785, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Arny, W.F.M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881; Dudley, L. Edwin.; Hamblin, Jacob, 1819-1886; United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs; Arizona--History--To 1912--Sources; Church and state--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--19th century--Sources; Correspondence; Frontier and pioneer life--Arizona--Sources; Indians of North America--Religion--Arizona; Material Types; Mormon Church--Arizona--History--Sources; Mormons; Politics, Government, and Law; Territorial Government
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:35-0600
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts