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Faustinus Antelope letters and petition

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-24


Two letters, Aug. 23 and Sept. 7, 1918, from Faustinus W. Antelope, an Arapahoe Indian of Arapahoe, Wyo. (Wind River Reservation), to the Field Museum of Natural History and Edward E. Ayer, together with the text of a petition, all regarding the opposition of E.A. Hutchinson, the agent to the Arapahoes, to a performance of the Sun Dance for the benefit of the Red Cross. The dance was prohibited during Hutchinson's entire tenure (1917-1922) at the Shoshone Superintendency. Also includes a note from the director of the Field Museum, forwarding Antelope's Aug. 23 letter to Ayer, and Ayer's reply to Antelope.


  • Creation: 1918



0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Forms part of the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)

Alternate Form Available

Also available on microfilm at the Newberry Library.

Bibliographic References

Butler, R.L. Checklist of mss. in the Ayer Coll., 24, 25.

Processing Information Note

Sept. 7, 1918, letter formerly known as Ayer MS 25.

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