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Miami Indians census

 Collection — Folder: S2742
Identifier: S2742

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photostats of payment distributions regarding an annuity established under the 1840 and 1854 treaties with the Miami Indians east of the Mississippi River. The lists were kept by John A. Graham, special agent, and have columns for the names of Miami Indians and guardians receiving a per capita share of the established annuity in gold or silver currency; his or her age; sex of recipient; amount of share; amount of payments; marks or signatures; signatures of witnesses, and date of receipt.


  • 1842/10/22

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

The United States Senate amended the Fourth Article of the "Treaty With The Miami" on June 5, 1854. Miami Indians living east of the Mississippi River received a per capita portion in gold and silver coin of five percent interested on $221,258. The annuity was distributed directly to the Indians through a special agent.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the 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 census
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.