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Samuel Gerish Colley

  • Indian Delegation in White House Conservatory, 1863

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    Indian Agent Samuel G. Colley stands in the upper left of this photo with interpreter William Simpson Smith. The white woman on the far right is thought to be Mary Todd Lincoln. The front row Indians are, left to right, War Bonnet (Cheyenne – killed at Sand Creek), Standing in the Water (Cheyenne - killed at Sand Creek), Lean Bear (Cheyenne – mistakenly killed by Colorado troops), Yellow Wolf (Kiowa). Second-row Indians are unidentified.
    Indian Delegation in White House Conservatory, 1863
  • Indian Territory under Treaties of Fort Laramie (1851) and Fort Wise (1861)

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    The gray shaded area indicates the land area reserved for the Cheyenne and Arapaho under the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie and managed by the Upper Arkansas Indian Agency. The black shaded area indicates the reduced land area reserved for the Cheyenne and Arapaho ten years later under the Treaty of Fort Wise, supervised by Samuel G. Colley.
    Indian Territory under Treaties of Fort Laramie (1851) and Fort Wise (1861)
  • Gravestone of Samuel Gerish Colley
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