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Samuel Gerish Colley

Added by yongli on 10/21/2015 - 15:28, last changed on 10/16/2019 - 11:01
Holding political offices in Wisconsin and Colorado throughout his life, Samuel G. Colley (1807–90) is best known for serving as Indian Agent for the Upper Arkansas Indian Agency from 1860 to 1865. He was responsible for managing the Cheyenne and Arapaho prior to and during the Colorado War (1863–...

Upper Arkansas Indian Agency

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 13:56, last changed on 10/16/2019 - 13:25
The Upper Arkansas Indian Agency was established in 1855 at Bent’s New Fort to service tribes along the upper part of the Arkansas River in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. It was also known as the Big Timbers Agency for the extensive stands of cottonwoods along the Arkansas River. In 1866 the...
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