Choctaws and scarcity of supplies; the fall of New Orleans, Vicksburg and other places; reasons for the scarcity of supplies.
17 From Douglas H. Cooper. To Peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated March 18, 1865. Re: filling the vacant post of Indian agent with Capt. Thornton Heiston.
18 From Douglas H. Cooper. To Peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated Apr. 25, 1865. Re; able to supply only half of the corn needed by the Choctaws; removal of remaining troops from Shawneetown to the front lines.
19 From Peter P. Pitchlynn (Executive Office, Choctaw Nation). To E. Kirby Smith. Dated may 17, 1865. Re; request to confirm the rumors that the Confederate armies met with disaster east of the Mississippi; request to know as soon as possible if the Department of the Trans-Mississippi is to be surrendered; request that Indian troops not be surrendered as prisoners of war so that the Indian Nations can make their own terms.
20 From Douglas H. Cooper. To Peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated June 3, 1865. Re: agreement of peace between the pro-Confederate Indian Nations and the pro-Union Plains tribes reached.
21 From Francis C.J. Herron (Headquarters Northern Division Louisiana--Shreveport, Louisiana). To Asa G. Matthews. Dated June 9, 1865. Re: orders to proceed with little delay to Ft. Towson and then Council Grove to attend the grand council of the various tribes; orders to make a treaty with the Indians and to announce the war's end.
22 From Asa G. Mathews and W. H. Vance (Doaksville, C.N.). To Peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated June 16, 1865. Re: invitation to meet them in Doaksville to reestablish relations between the Indian Nations and the united States of America.