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Item13th annual report of the Yakama Indian Agency W. T.(UNPUBLISHED, 1878-09-09) Wilbur, James H.History of the formation of the Agency, trades currently done by Indians at the Agency, Wilbur's thoughts on the purpose of the Agency: "what we want in the indian Service, is not mere money, but a consolidation of the agencies on good Reservations, where the land, if properly cultivated, will be remunerative - where white men could live and prosper - where the Indians are remote from the pestiferous influence of the degraded whites...." ItemAccepting resignation of Agent Wilbur.(UNPUBLISHED, 1882-07-18) Wilbur, James H."Sir: Your resignation as Agent for the Indians of the Yakama Agency in Washington Terr'y, tendered in your letter of the 20th ultimo, has been received and is hereby accepted, by direction of the President, to take effect upon the appointment and qualification of your successor." ItemAnnual Report of James H. Wilbur, U. S. Indian Agent, 1873.(UNPUBLISHED, 1873-01-26) Wilbur, James H.Report for 1873, including Fort Simcoe's response to the strife with the Modoc, construction of a saw mill, and money matters. ItemAnnual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the year 1872(G.P.O., 1872) Wilbur, James H.When Congress created the Office of Indian Affairs, it gave the Office responsibility for handling most matters between the Federal government and Native Americans. The Commissioner's annual reports address a wide range of topics relevant to any study of Native Americans. They are especially valuable for the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the Commissioner enclosed the annual reports of the Office's agencies and superintendencies. The reports often contain statistical data providing information on tribal population, supplies for the Indian Office and reports of special Indian commissions. This excerpt of the 1872 report includes the Yakima Agency report submitted by James H. Wilbur. It is interesting to note the variation between this published edition of the report and the report as submitted by Wilbur (see YIA-114-11-002.) ItemAnnual Report of the Yakama Indian Agency for 1871(UNPUBLISHED, 1871-08-10) Wilbur, James H.Yakama Indian Agent James H. Wilbur's handwritten report about the recently formed Yakama Indian Reservation. Item"As an illustration of their feelings I may mention that unknown to myself or any of my employees, horses, cattle, provisions, clothing etc. were distributed among the Piutes as Christmas presents by the Yakamas...."(UNPUBLISHED, 1881-08-21) Wilbur, James H.; Milroy, R. H.Letters from Wilbur and Milroy to the Government, transcribed from microfilm by Click Relander. Date range: August 21, 1881 through Oct 1, 1882. Item"As his ancestors were born and had lived and died in the Bruneau he wished to return there to live and die."(UNPUBLISHED, 1881) Stevens, E. L.; Wilbur, James H.Correspondence transcribed from microfilm by Click Relander about the Paiutes. Item"As his ancestors were born and had lived and died in the Bruneau he wished to return there to live and die."(UNPUBLISHED, 1881) Stevens, E. L.; Wilbur, James H.Correspondence transcribed from microfilm by Click Relander about the Paiutes. Item"Complaint has been made and is being made against your living on the Reservation...."(UNPUBLISHED, 1882-08-05) Wilbur, James H.Copy of a letter sent to Ely from Wilbur, telling him to settle his bill and move off the Reservation, due to complaints. ItemCopy of Contract with David Powell.(UNPUBLISHED, 1882-01-01) Wilbur, James H.; Powell, David"...For the consideration of one dollar in hand paid by the party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and a further payment to be made on or before the thirtieth day of June in each year so long as this agreement remains in free of one dollar per head per annum the said party of the first part agrees to permt the cattle of the party of the second part to graze within the boundaries of the Yakama Indian Reservation, the party of the second part to assume all responsibility for the safety of said cattle." ItemEmployes were bona fide, necessary, and compensated.(UNPUBLISHED, 1878-10-25) Wilbur, James H.; Gebins, R. F.Sworn statement by Wilbur about claimed employes. ItemEmployes were bona fide, necessary, and compensated.(UNPUBLISHED, 1878-10-25) Wilbur, James H.; Gebins, R. F.Sworn statement by Wilbur about claimed employes. ItemEstimate of Indian supplies required at the Yakama Indian Agency during the 4th quarter(UNPUBLISHED, 1877-10-30) Wilbur, James H."Estimate of supplies &c., required for the service at the agency under my charge." Including such items as check shirting, pencils slate, salt fine Liverpool, and syrup 5 gal kegs. ItemExplanation and answers to suspensions of cash accounts.(UNPUBLISHED, 1879-12-06) Wilbur, James H.Accounting and explanations of all of Wilbur's cash accounts. Particularly of note is his angry response about the Agency's Post Master: "I was aware that Indian Agents were held responsible for many things they never did, but never before supposed they were to be responsible for the misdeeds of all Departments of Government - I cannot admit the justice of this charge." Item"Explanation of suspended items remaining unsettled on revision of the Cash Accounts...."(UNPUBLISHED, 1882) Wilbur, James H.Accounting of Wilbur's unsettled cash accounts from July 1st 1881 to Sept. 30th 1882.