Lot 3067"Sac & Fox Agency, K.T., May 15", manuscript postmark on 1858 folded letter to Ohio, franked with 3¢ 1857 (Scott 26), lengthy contents give great detail on the Kansas Territory, cost of living, etc., Very Fine and scarce Indian Agency use, ex-Eggen.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE SAC & FOX AGENCY KANSAS TERRITORY POSTMARKS.
Located in Franklin County on the Marias des Cygnes River, this was one of the Indian reservations created for relocation of the eastern tribes. After several moves from their home on Lake Huron, the Sac and Foxes were given land in the unorganized territory of Kansas. In 1867, this reservation was ceded back to the United States in exchange for land in Indian Territory, thus opening the Kansas lands for white settlement.