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Pepper, Abel C., 1793-1860


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"The Acts and Character of Nan Bo Shoo" narrative

 Collection — Folder: S0979
Identifier: S0979
Scope and Contents This collection includes the handwritten narrative "The Acts and Character of Nan bo Shoo" circa 1830s. The name "Nan bo Shoo" is a misspelling of the Potawatomi legendary hero "Nanabozho." Nanabozho is known by a number of names among the Anishinaabe tribes and his character and attributes vary among the stories from the different Native American communities. The narrative in this collection was likely written down by Col. Abel C. Pepper, an Indian agent in Indiana in the 1830s and...