Edmond J. Mallet Collection

The Edmond J. Mallet Collection is a unique group of photographs and papers from the late 1800’s regarding life of American Indian children and adults who lived on Indian agencies and at missionary schools in Indian Territory. These resources were collected by Major Mallet while he was working as Indian Agent at Tulalip Agency in Washington Territory from 1876-1877. Mallet was later appointed Indian Inspector and Special Disbursing Agent in the summer of 1888 by President Grover Cleveland. As Inspector, Major Mallet visited and reported on conditions at one dozen Indian agencies and schools in the Dakota Territory, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. The majority of the photographs and documents in this collection are taken at the agencies and schools. Tribes include Tulalip, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Genoa, Yankton Sioux and Rosebud. The materials are comprised of over 70 photographs and over 300 pages of documents. These documents include correspondence, agency documents and American Indian employment records.


Browse the Edmond J. Mallet Collection:

Edmond J. Mallet Collection Books

Edmond J. Mallet Collection Correspondence

Edmond J. Mallet Collection Papers as Indian Agent and Inspector

Edmond J. Mallet Collection Photographs