• Oklahoma Complains Of Illegal Liquor Sales to Native Americans; Indians Killing White People

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    Offering a lot of three documents and one ALS relating to Native Americans, three being legal documents involving the illegal sale of liquor to Indians, an activity that was illegal in Oklahoma Territory in the 19th century and the fourth being a letter that mentions Indians killing white people in 1862.


    It was against the law to sell liquor to Indians in Oklahoma Territory in the 19th century. Three legal complaints, 8 ½ x 12, partially printed, First District of Oklahoma Territory to include April 10, 1893, complaint issued against Charlies Starr for Sell & disposal of whiskey to Indians…contrary to the statues of the United States; plus, similar, Oct. 14, 1894, against J.B. Lilly – Introduce & dispose of spirits to Indians without authority. 5 ½ x 8, Oklahoma Territory, issued against Frank Wright, Feb. 16, 1891, for Selling Whiskey to an Indian. Folds, toning, but overall very good condition and fine examples of Oklahoma Territory and Native American Americana


    4 pp, 5 x 8, Fannie Burkett, Union, September 1862, writes to her mother, with a summation of family members, “…Barkett is looking the best you ever saw him. He has got whiskers shaved off…He has got a great chance…All he has to do is oversee 19 boys in the paint-room. He says they are very kind to him. He has to lock them up in their cells three times a day. He is very much confined…Oscar Hills…heard from him he was to the grizzly bear house. Said the Indians were killing off the white people as fast as possible…”


    Folds, toning.  A fine lot of 19th century Native American Americana.


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