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Miami Indians emigration correspondence

 Collection — Folder: S2741
Identifier: S2741

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photostat documents from Department of the Interior in Indiana Territory in 1846 regarding Jean B. LaGruness of Michilimackinac trade arrangement with the Winnebago Nation of Indians and records of emigrant Miami Indians.


  • 1846/10/14

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Jean B. LaGruness, of Michilimackinac, made an application for permission to trade with the Winnebago Indians. William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory and Superintendent of Indian Affairs, granted a license to LaGruness for trade with the Winnebago Nation by the Rock River. The license included selling goods, wares, and merchandise in accordance with laws and regulations. One condition was LaGruness or any of his associates could not sell liquor to the Indians.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from National Archives on 1940/04.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/26 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/26 by Masada Sparrow.
Miami Indians emigration correspondence
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.