1878 March 12. D.W.C. Duncan ALS to Alexander Twining; Charles City, Iowa.
Discusses writing about the history of the U.S. government's dealings with Native Americans, from the point of view of a Cherokee who lives with white people; "I am fully aware that there is a vast field of facts constituting a legitimate branch of American history, which American historians studiously avoid...I mean the 'dealings' of the white people and the U.S. Govt. with the American Indians."