Finding Aid to the Parkin Store Ledger Books MS.880

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 December 13


Title: Parkin Store ledger books
Identifier/Call Number: MS.880
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.3 linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1913-1918
Abstract: Henry S. Parkin was a trader and married to a Sioux woman. The Parkin Store, later called the Cannonball Mercantile Company, operated in Standing Rock Agency, North Dakota from 1879 to 1930. A majority of their clientele were Sioux Indians. The collection consists of two leather-bound ledgers from the Parkin Store from 1913-1916 and 1915-1918.
creator: Parkin, Henry S., d. 1895

Biographical Note

Henry S. Parkin was a trader and married to a Sioux woman. The Parkin Store, later called the Cannonball Mercantile Company, operated in Standing Rock Agency, North Dakota from 1879 to 1930.

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of two leather-bound ledgers from the Parkin Store, later called the Cannonball Mercantile Company, from the Standing Rock Agency, North Dakota. The ledgers are marked "Ledger B," 1913-1916 and "B Ledger," 1915-1918, and contain the accounts of the Parkin Store customers, most of whom were Sioux Indians. The collection also includes a couple of photocopied pages of biographical information from the Indian Office Reports of 1891 and 1894.

Preferred citation

Parkin Store Ledger Books, 1913-1918, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.880; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Processing history

Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 13, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Nichols, 1959 April 9.

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cannonball Mercantile Company.
Fiske, Frank, 1882-1952
Parkin Store.
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Standing Rock Agency.
Dakota Indians
Indians of North America -- North Dakota
Ledgers
Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.)
Trading posts