The Alfred L. Riggs papers, available at the Center for Western Studies, consist of correspondence of Thomas L. Riggs, Stephen R. Riggs, Joseph Ward and John P. Williamson. The Stephen R. Riggs letters cover his work in the Dakota Territory from 1870 to 1874, the letters of Thomas L. Riggs relate to the establishment of Hope Station across from Fort Sully in 1874. The Joseph Ward writes about early Congregationalism, and the letters of John P. Williamson address Presbyterian missionary work. Alfred Riggs was principal of the Santee Normal Training School, an editor of the "Iapi Oaye" a founder of the General Association of Congregational Churches of South Dakota, and a trustee of Yankton College.
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