Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency

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Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency
The first 30 years of California's statehood were a time of upheaval for American Indians throughout California. New state officials worked to assume control of California's affairs and boundaries, U.S. government officials unfamiliar with California and its Indians arrived to document tribal groups, and private citizens poured into the state after the discovery of gold. The letters in this collection document this turbulent time. Written by state and federal officials and private citizens to the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., they represent some of the earliest records of direct U.S. involvement with California Indian tribes.

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MF1323.1197 Reel 38_0268

MF1323.1197 Reel 38_0268

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MF1323.1197 Reel 38_0778

MF1323.1197 Reel 38_0778

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MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0009

MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0009

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MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0041

MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0041

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MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0103

MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0103

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MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0175

MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0175

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MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0213

MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0213

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MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0245

MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0245

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MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0279

MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0279

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MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0288

MF1323.1197 Reel 39_0288

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