Letter to secretary of interior from Comm. Burke March 30, 1923
Military/War; Federal Government; Indian Agency/ Reservations; Posey War; Indian/White Relations
Allen Canyon; Blanding; San Juan County; Utah
Letter regarding the escape of several Indians from the reservation; includes telegraph correspondence between Superintendent of Consolidated Ute Agency and Commissioner of Indian Affairs Charles Burke. Reports the condiitons among the remaining Indians, sending their children to school and civilly working with the government officials.
Digitized by: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Letter to secretary of interior from Comm. Burke March 30, 1923 - Page 1
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REFER IN REPLY TO THE FOLLOWIN
ADDRESS ONLY THE
COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
MAR 3 01923
The Secretary of the Interior.
My dear Mr, Secretary:
Acting upon newspaper reports of serious
trouble between whites and Indians at Blanding,
Utah, a telegram was sent to Superintendent iicKean
of the Consolidated Ute Agency, Ignacio, Colorado,
" Newspaper reports indicate serious trouble between
whites and Indians Blanding, Investigate, assist in
quelling disturbance. Wire information."
To which Superintendent McICean replied as follows:
" Your wire today am starting for Blanding tonight reported
one Indian killed two wounded overland roads bad
but I will get there will wire developments later will
stop present trouble arrival Blanding."
Under date of March 23, Superintendent McKean wired further
" Arrived Blanding today US ILarshall Ward Holding seventy nin
Indians to prevent them assisting escaped prisoners this
action I deem necessary and I request office to thoroughly
advise Attorney General stop am working in conjunction with
Harshal stop Posey at large and leading resistance his arres
necessary to end present troubles no v/ hites have been injure
one escaped prisoner killed stop situation well in hand will
keep office informed."
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IN CLOSURE 101
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY.