Indians of North America
Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:
In 1854, largely because of the efforts of Sam Houston, the state of Texas purchased 1,280 acres of land for the Alabama Indians on which they and the Coushatta Indians, a closely related tribe, still live. Collection consists of photostats of three deeds and one record.
Letter from Allard, November 8, 1935, in Byers, Texas, to Mrs. J.A. Byler, describes the Battle of Dove Creek, in Tom Green County, January 8, 1865, in which the Kickapoo Indians, en route to Mexico from Indian Territory, were attacked by and defeated Captain Henry Fossett's state border guards.
Bulk of collection comprised of research material including notes, notebooks, notecards, blueprints, maps, and magazines. Materials pertain to the American West, forts, Native Americans in Texas, the U.S. Cavalry, and the U.S. Army, mostly dating to the 1880s.
The Austin Papers are composed primarily of the collected personal and official records of Moses Austin and Stephen F. Austin, documenting an era in Texas history marked by increased Anglo colonization, strained relations with the Mexican government, the Texas Revolution, and eventually the founding of the Republic of Texas.
Biographical and general historical narrative by Banta (b. 1827) and Cadwell concerns the lives of Banta and John Wesley Cadwell, Sr. (1824-1888), and their service in the Texas Rangers. It was published in 1893 as Twenty-Seven Years on the Frontier, or Fifty Years in Texas.
Papers of Barry (1821-1906), sheriff, soldier, Texas Ranger, legislator, and People's Party candidate for state treasurer (1898), document Barry's military and law-enforcement activities in defense of the frontier against Indian attack. Papers include correspondence, muster rolls, battalion reports, general orders, special orders, account papers, diary, reminiscences, and autograph books.