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Manuscript Collection: Kiowa Papers

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: 1905 - 1927
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Reports of the Red Stone Church (Kiowa) near Anadarko, Oklahoma, are contained in this notebook of 154 pages. Included are the treasurer’s reports both for Sunday School and Church, a list of members, the death date of some of them, and reports of services Sunday by Sunday. The book is marked "Property of Stumbling Bear Glen." While the accounts in the book run from 1921 to 1927, there are several loose pages of miscellaneous notes dating back as far as 1905.

Background: Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s. The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

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Arrangement Title Description Date
Kiowa Papers, Folder 1 Authorized copy of B. V. Cummins’ manuscript on the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation in Oklahoma Territory

Cummins, an Old Soldiers Declaratory Statement Filing Agent, offers a description of Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache lands to be opened for settlement (these lands in southwestern Oklahoma were opened by lottery June 9 to August 6, 1901). He discusses the soil, water, timber, climate, and territorial laws. He then offers to file a soldier's declaratory statement for a fee.
Folder 1