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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) to Walter S. Field

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07733.01 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: White Nile River, Sudan Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 March 1910 Pagination: 2 p. ; 28 x 22.8 cm.

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Summary of Content: Roosevelt discusses a suit in Oklahoma against him "as trustee for the Kickapoo Indian Wah-nah-ka" and how to proceed so that the Indian's rights were protected. Wants Field, a Washington Attorney, to appear on his behalf. Also indicates that he wants a new trustee appointed, because he was in Africa. The letter was written from the White Nile River.

Background Information:

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Field, Walter S., b. 1855

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraPresidentLawAmerican Indian HistoryAfricaBoundary or Property DisputeLand TransactionVice President

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