C&A Letter Books, Vol. 9:345. J.M. Lee to Comm. of Indian Affairs, Telegram Nov. 6, 1885.
Reports that over 4000 intruders, cattlemen, boomers all over reservation. Commanding officer out of Ft. Reno now out with 2 companies of cavalry and 1 company of scouts making arrests.


C&A Letter Books, Vol. 10:249-250.
Lee to Adjutent Genl., Dept. of Missouri, Ft. Leavenworth, Ks., Oct. 23, 1885.
Lee requesting from Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Cheyenne and Arapaho scouts patrol reservation for unauthorized cattle and cattlemen intruding unto the borders of the reservation.

C&A Letter Books, Vol. 11:386-392. Lee to Comm., April 30, 1886.
Cantonment has 700 Indians and depredations by whites needs checked and Lee requesting a company of cavalry and small detachment of scouts stay there the remainder of spring and the summer.

C&A Letter Book Vol. 12:107-110. Lee to Commanding Officer, Ft. Reno, I.T. Jan. 19, 1886.
Lee wants detachment of 15 Cheyenne Indian scouts sent to Cheyenne and Cottonwood Creeks near the Cimaron River to compel 7 lodges of Indians from these points back to the reservation. Star has 5 lodges and Flying Hawk has 2. These Cheyennes refused the beef issue from the agency herd. They took beef from the T5 ranch on the Cherokee Strip. Put Flying Hawk in the guard until his case can be attended to. Star has a good reputation. They know full well they have no right to live off the reservation. Salutary effect by making an example of one of them.

C&A Letter Books, Vol. 24:396. Williams to A.H. Todd, Salt Creek, I.T., May 28, 1887.
Complaint that Todd holding cattle on reservation for outside parties and he is the additional farmer for the Indians there. Been in trouble with Roman Nose, Indian policeman, and acting in violent manner threatening to shoot said policeman. Immediate explanation needed.


Vol. 24:128. April 16, 1889, (Telegraph).
Establish Indian police patrols of roads entering reserve near Cantonment and turn back all intruders.


 
 
 

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C&A Letterbooks, Vol 27:37-38. G.D. Williams to Commissioner of Indian Affairs
August 14, 1888.
The Court of Indian Offences has not been established at this Agency as the Indians have declined to serve unless compensated. I believe the Court could be put in to successful operation if the judges were paid for their work.
I suggest that ten dollars per month each be paid the judges. I submit the names of Wolf Face and Leonard Tyler, Cheyennes and White Eyed Antelope, an Arapahoe, for such positions. /S/ G.D. Williams 
 

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Colony Courier, Aug. 25, 1910.
Thunder Bull wants to fence his land and raise hogs. His farm on Cobb Creek is just right for raising alfalfa and hogs. When he was 19 years old he was in the fight at the Little Big Horn when Custer was killed. The next spring after the fight he came to Fort Reno and joined the United States Indian Scouts and served 2 or 3 years with them. Then served as an Indian soldier and after 3 years and a discharge came to Colony and served in the Indian Police most of the time.
He is over 50 years old and feels he can farm and raise hogs and alfalfa and settle down to farm life and be a contented citizen.

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 Colony Courier, July 17, 1913.
Sam Thunder Bull, Minnie Thunder Bull and their grandma Little Woman have gone to Clinton to live on Lead Womans allotment. Thunder Bull is visiting his Sioux relations at Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota. Big Nose, Thunder Bulls father, is half Sioux so Thunder Bull has relatives among the Sioux.


Ed Hadley and family have gone to Ernest Watsons allotment. Ed is a policeman at Seger School and is taking his vacation for a few days.



Watonga Republican, March 11, 1909.
Buffalo Woman, wife of White Antelope, died at the age of 71. Was one of two wives with her sister. Sororate marriage.
Brothers are, Yellow Shirt, a policeman, Chief Bushy Head, Yellow Bear, Little Bird, Victor Bushy Head, Stump Horn. Sisters are, Mrs. Red Leaf and Mrs. Bear Louse.
She was the last custodian of the mysteries of the lodge decorations.
Father of White Antelope was White Antelope, killed by Chivington at Sand Creek.


Geary Times-Journal, Aug. 19, 1920.
Thunder Bull, prominent Cheyenne of the old days, died about three weeks ago at his home near the Seger Indian School. He was a scout, at the Custer fight, Indian Policeman at Seger Agency and well liked among prominent whites and had many friends among several tribes. He was about 60 years old.

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C&A Letterbooks, Vol. 34:32.
Charles F. Ashley to Commissioner of Indian Affairs, July 6, 1892.
I have the honor to report that on the evening of June 20th four men camped and ate supper near an Arapahoe camp about 10 miles from Cantonment on the north side of the North Fork of the Canadian River; said men had two poor and tired horses which they abandoned and took two Indian horses belongong to Bringing Good/Charles Chah-wah-aht and Coming on Horseback.
Bringing Good moved to recover the horses when they opened fire shooting him through the foot; he then returned fire emptying his Winchester. The men retreated leaving their pack horses loaded with bedding etc. The affair was reported at Cantonment, when Frank Moore, Government employee, with Indian Police took their trail leading towards Kingfisher. Mr. Moore sent word he thinks the parties are the "Dalton" boys. I have notified U.S. Marshall Grimes, sending him discription of horses taken and of those abandoned; also sent physician to care for Bringing Good. /S/ Charles F. Ashley, Indian Agent.

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Colony Courier, Oct. 9, 1911.

Indian Police and some employees chased mad dog all night, next morning Ed Hadley killed the mad dog near julia Lizards place. Indian Police claim it bit several Indian dogs at different places. 

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1888 Cheyenne and Arapaho Scouts.
Ft. Elliott, Texas, Ft. Supply and Ft. Reno, Indian Territory, and Seger Colony.
(1) Geo. Ballenti- Ft. Elliott; (2) Stacy Riggs- Ft. Elliott; (3) Wm. Fletcher- Ft. Reno; (4) Little Chief- Ft. Reno; (5) Bald Eagle- Ft. Reno; (6) Big Nose- Ft. Reno; (7) Bird Chief- Ft. Reno; (7) Little Raven (Arapaho)- Ft. Reno; (8) Star-Ft. Reno; (9) Matches No. 2- Ft. Elliott; (10) Red Bird- Ft. Elliott; (11) Oscar Bull Bear- Ft. Elliott; (12) Squint Eye- Ft. Elliott; (13) Wolf Chief- Seger Colony; (14) Packer (Cheyenne)- Seger Colony.


Rations were furnished from Nov. 30th, 1886, to Jan. 31st., 1887, to Roman Nose who had 4 in family. (Cheyenne Scout).

1885, Man on Cloud, Scout at Ft. Elliott.


Scouts at Ft. Supply, (no date but possibly 1886).
(1) Cohoe with 4 in family; (2) Roman Nose, (Howling Wolfs son), 2 in family; (3) Tich-ke-matse, 2 in family.


1887 Cheyenne Scouts Enlisted.
(1) Little Chief, married, age 31; (2) Bald Eagle, married, age 35; (3) Big Nose, married, age 28; (4) Bird Chief, married, age 28; (5) Big Horse, married, age 40; (6) Star, married, age 32; (7) Bushy Head, married, age 25.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Police Payroll For Nov., 1881.
Starving Elk; Left Hand (Cheyenne); Prairie Chief; Bald Eagle; Tall Bull; Packer (Cheyenne) and Packer (Arapaho).


On Nov. 22, 1932, at Clinton, Okla., Oscar Bull Bear received his back pay for pension as a Scout. $414.67 back pay and monthly pension of $40.00 per month.


C&A Letter Books, Vol. 9:265-269. Lee to Comm., Otc. 12, 1885.
15 scouts at Cantonment and 25 at Ft. Reno. Lee asking if these scouts are not needed could they patrol the reservation once a month.

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