Skip to main content

Guide to the Amanda M. Fletcher Cook Collection

 Collection — Box: 362
Identifier: H73-35

Scope and Content

A detailed inventory is included with the collection, which consists of typescript of articles and depositions, correspondence to and from Ms. Cook, publications, and various news clippings.


  • 1866-1922


Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical / Historical

Amanda Fletcher was born in England before her family emigrated to the U.S. In 1865 the Fletchers were traveling to California when the wagon train was attacked by Cheyenne Indians near Rock Creek. Amanda and her sister were taken captive while her mother was killed and her father and brothers escaped. Amanda spent a year with the tribe before being bought by a trader and returned to Illinois. The fate of her sister was unknown. It was believed that she was killed but in 1900 Mrs. Cook believed that a white woman living with the Arapahoe near Casper was her sister. The claim was never verified and the woman refused to leave the tribe.


.5 cubic foot


Articles, depositions, publications, correspondence to and from Amanda Fletcher Cook.


See Inventory

Acquisition Information

collection donated in 1973

Processing Information

Processed by Wyoming State Archives staff. Finding aid last updated in 2002. Encoded in 2022.

Guide to the Amanda M. Fletcher Cook Collection
Edited Full Draft
Wyoming State Archives staff
© 2022
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Cultural Resources Division, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources Repository

Barrett Building
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne Wyoming 82002 United States
(307) 777-7826