Monthly Archives: April 2019

1863 SCC Claim No. 289: In the matter of Ernst Dietrich deceased

In July 2013, almost 150 years after the Sioux Claims Commission convened hearings in Minnesota and recorded her testimony, Pauline Dietrich spoke again. The story of Ernst Dietrich, told by his widow Pauline, was the first of 2,940 lost stories … Continue reading

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Meet RG 217

It’s easy to imagine why Record Group 217 has been obscure. With the nondescript name, “Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury,” it promises nothing more glamorous than 19th-century auditors’ records. It’s easy to see why, as the target … Continue reading

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