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Herman P. Chilson untitled manuscript on Indian Scouts

Identifier: CC-2022.01

Content Description

This collection consists of one typescript manuscript on the organization and activities of the U.S. military Indian Scouts in the eastern part Dakota Territory plus bordering areas of Minnesota in the 1860s. It includes a roster of Dakota Scouts. This manuscript was written by Herman P. Chilson. Date written is unknown, but it must be after 1965 because that date is mentioned in the introduction.


  • Creation: after 1965


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research without restriction. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives and Special Collections prior to visiting. Advance notice may be needed to retrieve items for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers must obtain a signed Permission to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC. Permission to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information materials from ASC does not constitute permission from the holder of copyright or literary rights. The researcher is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce content from materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Herman P. Chilson (1905-1986) was a businessman from Webster, SD. He collected books and also wrote books on local historical topics. Mr. Chilson gave his large and wonderful Western Americana book collection to the University of South Dakota in 1976.


1 linear foot (about two hundred forty 8.5x11" pages in one flat box)

Language of Materials


Herman P. Chilson untitled manuscript on Indian Scouts
Doris Peterson
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository