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The Resource Experiences of a special Indian agent, by E.E. White ; with an introduction by Edward Everett Dale

Experiences of a special Indian agent, by E.E. White ; with an introduction by Edward Everett Dale

Label
Experiences of a special Indian agent
Title
Experiences of a special Indian agent
Statement of responsibility
by E.E. White ; with an introduction by Edward Everett Dale
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Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Lawyer, journalist, and Indian agent -- these were the occupations of Eugene Elliot White. The first gave him valuable training, the second brought him bankruptcy, and the third, excitement and adventure. At the age of thirty-one White was appointed in 1885 a special agent by the Office of Indian Affairs, and after a short training period was sent as temporary agent to the North Carolina Cherokees. Later he served as special agent to reservations in the West and Southwest, whose tribes included the Utes, Osages, Kaws, Comanches, Kiowas, and others. As special agent, White inspected the Indian agencies and sent reports to the Indian Bureau in Washington concerning efficiency, accounting practices, and other matters relating to the agencies. Occasionally he was temporarily put in charge of an agency to fill a vacancy, which existed, more often than not, as the result of impending trouble. On one of these appointments, for example, he arrived to find hostile Utes making ready to massacre the agency employees and nearby ranchers. This situation, like many others that he was likely to meet, required delicate handling. White's account of his experiences, first published in 1893 and long out of print, is a sparking narrative generously sprinkled with anecdotes and amusing incidents -- Book jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
E93
LC item number
.W58 1965
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Western frontier library
Series volume
v. 29
Label
Experiences of a special Indian agent, by E.E. White ; with an introduction by Edward Everett Dale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1893 under title: Service on the Indian reservations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
946231
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New ed..
Extent
xl, 340 pages
Lccn
65024206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946231
Label
Experiences of a special Indian agent, by E.E. White ; with an introduction by Edward Everett Dale
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1893 under title: Service on the Indian reservations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
946231
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New ed..
Extent
xl, 340 pages
Lccn
65024206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946231

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