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Mr. Thomas S. Twiss

Wrong Thomas S. Twiss?

Agent

INDIAN AGENCY OF THE UPPER PLATTE
 
Background

Employment History

  • Indian Agent
    Deer Creek
  • Indian Agent
    U.S. Indian Agency
  • Indian Agent
    U.S. Indian Agency on the Upper Platte 17
  • Agent
13 Total References
Web References
Utah Expedition 4
www.nevadaobserver.com, 1 June 2010 [cached]
SIR : A letter, dated the 13th of July, has just been received from Agent Twiss, of the Upper Platte, stating that a settlement has been made by the Mormons within the limits of his agency, under the pretence of a contract entered into by the Mormon Church to carry the mail from Independence to Salt Lake City. They took possession of the valley of Deer creek on the 25th of May, which lies 100 miles west of Laramie, where the agent states he had located a band of
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SIR : I have the honor to state, for your information and consideration, that 1 have just received from Agent Twiss a communication, in my opinion, of much importance. He informs me that he had, at the date of his letter, the 15th of September, just returned from a visit to the western part of his agency, undertaken in consequence of a rumor that the Mormons had been tampering with the various Indian tribes of that region, and that he learned from the Arapahoes that they had been told by the Mormons that they were one people in customs, laws, and religion, and ought to be more closely united, as the President was sending troops to Utah for the purpose of dispossessing the Mormons of their lands, and when that was effected it would be an easy matter to dispossess the several Indian tribes; and he was further informed by the Arapahoes that they had also held " talks" with the Snake, Crow, Flathead, and Nez Perce tribes.
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As the policy of employing Indian volunteers may form the subject of a future communication from me, I beg leave to direct your attention to the remark of Mr. Twiss, that " the Arapahoes are true to the government, and will cheerfully volunteer to accompany the troops to Utah, if their services are required."
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SIR : I have the honor to enclose, for the consideration of the department, a letter of 15th September, ultimo, from Agent Twiss, reporting that the Mormons have been recently tampering with the
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THOMAS S. TWISS,
Indian Agent, Upper Platte .
Colonel CUMMING,
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SIR : Your report of the 7th instant, covering copy of a communication from Agent Twiss, in reference to the attempts of the Mormons to seduce from their allegiance several of the tribes within his agency, has been received and considered.
Regarding it as of great importance, in the present contingency, that any symptoms of disaffection among the wild tribes in the vicinity of Fort Laramie should be promptly suppressed, I concur with you in approving the suggestion of Agent Twiss, that an agent should be sent to all the tribes along the base of the Rocky mountains to the north and northeast of Utah ; and it appears to me that Agent Twiss is the most proper person who could be selected for the performance of this duty.
You will, therefore, take steps to supply Agent Twiss, at once, with the means of carrying out his suggestion, and issue to him such instructions as you may deem best fitted to secure the object in view.
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SIR : I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 2d instant, transmitting one from Agent Twiss, in which the information is communicated that the Mormons have been tampering with the various Indian tribes within and bordering upon the western part of his agency, especially the Arapahoes.
I have conferred with the Secretary of the Interior, and he agrees with me as to the propriety of adopting the course advised by the agent. I have, therefore, to direct that you immediately inform Mr. Twiss that the measures already taken by him meet with my appro-
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THOMAS S. TWISS,
Indian Agent, Upper Platte .
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THOMAS S. TWISS, Esq., Agent,
Indian Agency of the Upper Platte, Deer Creek,
Fort Laramie Post Office .
Letters of Thomas S. Twiss, ...
www.wyshs.org, 11 April 2006 [cached]
Letters of Thomas S. Twiss, Indian Agent at Deer Creek, U.S. Indian Agency on the Upper Platte 17:2:148-152
Annals Index - D | Wyoming State Historical Society
www.wyshs.org, 11 April 2006 [cached]
Deer Creek 17:2:148-152; 38:2:215 (see also Letters of Thomas S. Twiss, Indian Agent at Deer Creek, U.S. Indian Agency on the Upper Platte)
The final irony in 19th Century ...
www.historynet.com, 28 Aug 2012 [cached]
The final irony in 19th Century cycle of Plains Indian wars may be that Thomas Twiss, agent to the Oglala Lakota in 1855-1861, had the Oglala Lakota, tthe Sicangu Lakota, the Cheyenne, and the Arapaho signed up for reservations and annuities in 1860 (!) and Congress declined to pay $115,000 for the annuties and spiked a deal, which the Indians probably would have honored.
Twiss, Thomas S. (Major) ...
www.wyshs.org, 11 April 2006 [cached]
Twiss, Thomas S. (Major) 18:2:106, 133; 28:2:175; 38:2:215-216, 219; 41:1:47; 41:2:206; 47:2:220 (see also Letters of Thomas S. Twiss, Indian Agent at Deer Creek, U.S. Indian Agency on the Upper Platte)
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Twiss, Thomas S. (Major) 18:2:106, 133; 28:2:175; 38:2:215-216, 219; 41:1:47; 41:2:206; 47:2:220 (see also Letters of Thomas S. Twiss, Indian Agent at Deer Creek, U.S. Indian Agency on the Upper Platte)
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