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Frontier and pioneer life -- Indian Territory

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Carrie LeFlore Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1203
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Personal correspondence (1886-1892) of Carrie LeFlore, wife of Basil LeFlore, governor of the Choctaw Nation, with friends and family, along with expressions of condolence on the death of her husband.
Dates: 1886-1892

Doris Duke Indian Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1931
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Oral history collection. Typescripts of interviews conducted with hundreds of American Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective tribes. Included are accounts of Indian ceremonies, customs, social conditions, philosophies, and standards of living. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed.
Dates: 1967-1972

Franklin Campbell Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1748
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Minister. A typescript of the Rev. Smith's autobiography (1946) which includes accounts of his experiences in Oklahoma Territory and the origins of Oklahoma place names, as well as stories concerning religion, settlers, cowboys, marshals, the weather, and public opinion regarding the Spanish-American War and the Crazy Snake Rebellion in Indian Territory. The collection also includes a typescript of Smith's biography of James Patrick Major, C.S.A., who held important commands in the Southwest during the Civil War.
Dates: 1946

Gary Giessmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2156
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Collector. Letters (1862-1863) from Union soldier, Robert Stansberry, to his family; business records (1904-1929) from the Southwest Merchandise Company; Sanders family correspondence and records (1870-1957); a diary (1886) by an unknown author recounting a trip from Carrolton, Arkansas, to Indian Territory; letters (1918) from Charles Robert Edgerly to his family regarding his military training; and various printed materials including pocket editions of the New Testament, song books, and medical books.
Dates: 1862-1994

James Anderson Slover Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1769
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A photocopy of the autobiography of James Slover, a missionary to the Cherokee Nation during the Civil War, and chaplain of the 1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, under Stand Watie. The diary includes an account of post-war difficulties in Arkansas due to a depressed economy, race relations and the reconstruction government, and of Slover's subsequent decision to move to California.
Dates: ca. 1907

James Franklin Parman Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1886
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A typescript of an account (n.d.) by Will Brown of a white settlement in the Chickasaw Nation, 1868-1904, and attempts by the Chickasaw Indians to halt it. James Franklin Parman Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: unspecified

John Jameson Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1242
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Rancher. Ledger containing financial transactions of the Jameson ranch in Indian Territory and personal and family information. Includes a recipe for a home remedy for "weak lung" using glycerine, good whiskey and white rock candy.
Dates: 1891-1911

Lucile Snider Parks Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1872
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Journalist. A photostatic copy of a typescript (n.d.) by Parks entitled "Prairie Prelude: 1897-1903" describing her childhood in Pawnee, Indian Territory.
Dates: unspecified

Myrtle Evans Bowen Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-756
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Biographical material by Bowen describing pioneer life in Oklahoma and Indian Territories.
Dates: 1898-1975