Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! PARKER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/15/1870 - HFSID 309263. PARKER Handwritten letter by the Seneca sachem and important aide to General and President Grant, forwarding a volume on Indian Tribes in the United States, authored by one of his scholarly friends.
The final draft of Lee's surrender at Appomattox is written in Parker's hand! Parker as Commissioner of Indian Affairs , 1 page, 5x8.
On letterhead of the Office of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, to J. This is the only volume now in possession of this Office, but it forms a compendium of the preceding volumes which are entirely exhausted. Very respectfully your obedient servant. In the 1840s, his father's home had become a gathering place for scholars interested in Native American history and culture.These included anthropologist Lewis Henry Morgan; Western explorer John Wesley Powell; and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, author of the monumental work cited in this letter. While supervising federal engineering projects in Galena, Illinois, Parker became a close friend of Ulysses S. Initially refused a commission in the US Army during the Civil War because he was not a US citizen - Native Americans were not recognized as such until 1924 - he turned to Grant, he welcomed him to his staff. Parker was present at Appomattox, and drafted the final text of the surrender document signed by Robert E. He was brevetted brigadier general two weeks later.
Parker was the only Native American to achieve the rank of general in the Union Army. Staid Waitie became a Confederate general. Parker remained on Grant's staff after the War, active in negotiating treaties with Native American tribes which had supported the Confederacy. Ruined financially in the Panic of 1873, Parker died in poverty. Edges creased and lightly worn.See more material from these signers. See more listings in our EXPLORERS & WESTERN AMERICANA (334). Please note that this is an authentically signed item.
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