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Collection Reference Number GLC02079
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1870s 
Title Ely S. Parker to William B. Hazen concerning Creek Indian refugees
Date 1 February 1870
Author Parker, Ely S. (1828-1895)  
Recipient Hazen, William B.  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description President Grant's Commissioner of Indian Affairs writes to General Hazen, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern Agency, regarding claims of Creek Indian refugees and related expenses. Written on stationary of the Department of the Interior's Office of Indian Affairs.
Subjects American Indian History  Finance  Government and Civics  
People Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895)  Hazen, William Babcock (1830-1887)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Ely Parker was a Seneca Indian, born on a reservation, who served as an aide to General Grant during Civil War and later became the first Native American to be Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Parker attempted but failed to reform the Office under Grant.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945