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From: "Sandra" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Don - Major Jacob Wolf -Indian agent ?
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 20:46:39 -0600
Thanks, I dug around and found some of the very information you sent.
Yes, apparently in 1809 Missouri was still the Lousiana Territory as was
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Ott" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Major Jacob Wolf -Indian agent ?
> Had hoped someone who was expert in the Wolf Family would answer
> the query, I am not qualified but could add a few facts to the situation.
> The Osage Indians owned all the land we now call the White River
> Valley from some time unknown. Some think, and there is some evidence,
> DeSoto, the Spanish explorer led his party through this area, camping at
> what is now called DeSoto Springs in Marion County in the winter of 1541,
> before going to the Hot Springs to the south. Although he was in the hire
> of Spain, for some reason they made no attempt to claim the territory by
> right of discovery and exploration.
> France however was not quite so generous to the Indians, they
> claim to the territory by virtue of LaSalle's exploration in 1682, 120
> years after Spain had been here. They called the area Louisiana Territory
> in honor of King Louis XIV of France. From 1862 until ceded to Spain by
> Treaty of Fontainbleu in 1762, this area was owned by France. From 1762
> Spain governed this scarcely settled
> territory, whose white inhabitants were largely of French descent until
> 1800 when Spain ceded it back to France.
> France governed the area until President Jefferson purchased The
> Louisiana Territory in 1803. Congress ratified the purchase on 21 Oct 1803
> and the area became part of the United States.
> In 1812 the United States designated the area "The Missouri
> Territory" and it was called that until in 1819 Congress created and
> designated "The Territory of Arkansas".
> We seem to have a discussion as to when Major Wolf, his brother
> John and father Michael came here. If they came before 1819 then his
> assignment would have been to "The Missouri Territory".
> Hope this helps, I am sure there are others who know this history
> much better than I do. I am almost old enough to have been there but not
> Don Ott
> At 07:12 AM 24-01-02 +0000, you wrote:
> >He came to this area of Arkansas in 1820 from Bowling Green, KY. I have
> >never heard of him being an Indian Agent prior to being one here.
> >Bill Blevins
> >>From: "Sandra" <>
> >>Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Major Jacob Wolf -Indian agent ?
> >>Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 21:45:08 -0600
> >>Has anyone read or know of an article about Major Jacob Wolf being an
> >>agent in Missouri around the year 1808? Trying to find out what area of
> >>Missouri he may have been in, if he was indian agent there.
> >>Thank you,
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