1891. Original document. Engraved check, with printed seal of the United States Depository. In a banner at the top is "J.H. Sherburne, U.S. Indian Trader--Dealer in Ponies and Cattle." Datelined Ponca Agency, O.T., 10/10/1891, payable to Butler Brothers in the amount of $64.99, drawn on the First National Bank, Arkansas City, Kansas. Signed with a flourish by J.H. Sherburne. Bank processing stamps on verso. 3" x 8.5" Fine. Item #038991
The Ponca Agency was established in Nebraska in 1859 for the Ponca Indians, most of whom moved to Oklahoma Territory by 1877 and were merged into a single agency called the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency. Further fragmentation and name changes followed.