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Potawatomi Indians muster rolls

 Collection — Folder: S3141
Identifier: S3141

Scope and Contents

This collection includes four muster rolls dated in 1838 listing Potawatomi people who were being forcibly removed from Indiana and sent westward. One is an original muster roll, two are photocopies from the National Archives, and the fourth is a typed transcript. The typed transcript includes additional items, such as a report of land sale agreement, a letter concerning payments under conditions of treaties, signed by James Rariden, and a letter to the Secretary of War concerning relief for James Peltier.

Dates

  • 1838

Creator

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 Potawatomi Tribe occupied most of the northern half of Indiana by 1800, with over 20 villages in the region. In 1841, they were forced to leave Indiana for a reservation in Kansas.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2019/08/29 by Lauren Patton.
Title
Potawatomi Indians muster rolls
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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