|Scope & Content||
This box of the Plummer collection generally consists of correspondence relating to Army subject matter as well as orders relating to General Plummer's assignments, including his service as a Indian Agent with the US Indian Service.
A confidential pamphlet printed by Headquarters, US Expeditionary Forces, Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1914 regarding reference to the methods to be employed in the capture and occupation of Latin-American cities as well as the issue of a lack of fixed value to the Mexico peso highlight the documents regarding Plummer's assignment in Vera Cruz.
There are several articles and documents regarding the state of affairs and issues within the US Indian Service, as well as issues with the Navajos in general. Of particular note are articles regarding Plummer's request to be removed as Indian Agent to the Navajo's due to his feelings of a lack of support and charges of mismanagement against government contractors. Articles note that no longer will Army Officers be detailed to the post of Navajo Indian Agent, but rather civilians will fill this role. There are also articles with false reports of General Plummer's (then Lieutenant) death at the hands of the Navajos.
Reference to the mistreatment and cruelty of Philippine prisoners by US military is alluded to in several articles. A potential hearing regarding this issue involving the 35th Infantry soldiers exists within another box in this collection.
The date range of the documents is 1873 to 1935.
|Collection||E.H. (Edward Hinkley) Plummer Collection|
|Year Range from||1873|
|Year Range to||1935|
|Extent of Description||.5 cu feet (4 cu total collection)|
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