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Re: Indian Wars pension applications for service in TX??
Posted by: Sue Ricketson (ID *****6366) Date: March 26, 2003 at 23:17:32
In Reply to: Indian Wars pension applications for service in TX?? by Nita of 65481

Nita, I don't know whether I have the answer to your question, but I do know that the widow of my g-uncle applied for a widow's pension under the Indian War Act of March 3, 1927. It was received by the office of the Director of Pensions on Aug 14, 1931----Veterans Administration office and also the Pension Files Sub-Division, both Federal (I think--I do not have the complete letter sent by her lawyer to Washington, D C). It could possibly be that the Federal Government, in order to recompensate the volunteers (As TX Rangers--of which my g-uncle belonged) were acting upon the orders of the U S Government to settle down the Indian uprisings. That combined with the fact that it was a VETERANS application could be the reason for the applications to be sent to Washington instead of the state. I am interested in knowing where you found the book "Indian War Pensions 1892-1926" and if there are any with later dates (as my g-uncle's widow filed in 1931). Maybe this will help some to clarify your question. Could you let me know whether the book(s) are available at libraries or just how I'd find one? Thanks Sue


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