Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Chauncy Carter and Edward McCartney account books
Collection — Folder S2620
Scope and Contents This collection contains two account books used by Chauncy Carter and Edward McCartney to record goods bought by or traded with the Potawatomi people at Logansport from 1828 to 1830. The collection includes an undated list of trascribed names of Potawatami customers recorded in each account book.
Disturbance at the Potawatomi payment at Chippewanaung, Indiana collection
Collection — Folder S3072
Scope and Contents This collection contains handwritten copies made by H. Parke of Mount Vernon, Indiana of correspondence relating to the disturbance that occurred at the annuity payment to the Potawatomi at Chippewanaung, Fulton County, Indiana. Correspondence from September 24 and 25, 1836 includes messages sent by Col. Abel C. Pepper, George W. Ewing, and Spier S. Tipton. The collection also contains copies of the muster rolls and schedule of accounts for the Logansport Guard, the Logansport Dragoons, and the...
Edna B. Mathews scrapbooks
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes two scrapbooks on life in Plymouth, Indiana. Both scrapbooks have the name Edna B. Mathews on the first page and the date 4/22/31 written on them in pencil. The first scrapbook covers the dedication of a memorial to the Potawatomie Trail of Death, including pictures, narratives of the event, background on the Potawatomie Indians, and other materials. The second scrapbook is a series of newspaper clippings covering different social events, many of them in Plymouth,...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Edna B. Mathews scrapbooks
Ewing family collection
Scope and Contents This collection comprises personal and business papers from the Ewing family, particulraly the brothers William Griffith (W.G.) and George Washington (G.W.) Ewing and their companies in Fort Wayne, Indiana and numerous other locations in the Midwest, ranging from 1818-1887, regarding land speculation; the fur trade; trade and relations with Native Americans and Hoosier pioneers; the settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest; the development of Fort Wayne; state and national politics; and...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Ewing family collection
Francis Cointet, Catholicism among the Potawatomi nation history
Collection — Folder S2068
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostatic copies of a handwritten history of Catholicism among the Potawatomi and other Native Americans living in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan. A note on the back of the first copied page states that Rev. Thomas T. McAvoy, a historian at University of Notre Dame, suggested that the pages were written by Father Francis Cointet, C.S.C. to Bishop Peter Paul Lefevere, the administrator of the Detroit diocese around 1846.
Dates: circa 1846
Fulton County, Indiana collection
Collection — Folder S1665
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of "Indian Mills in Fulton County, Indiana," a one-page typewritten transcription of information regarding John Lindsey, his wife Elizabeth, and his son, Tipton, taken from correspondence of William H. Matthew, a former attorney in Gary, Indiana and dated April 23, 1931.
Gary Public Library oral histories
Scope and Contents The collection contains transcripts of interviews and audio recordings from the Gary Public Library about the early days of Gary, Indiana ranging from 1955 to 1970. Eight of the folders contain items that were part of a series titled "Gary Public Library presents Living Voices of the Pinoeers," many of which were broadcast on the radio for the Gary "Golden Jubliee" in 1956. There is also a recording from a Lion Club of Gary banquet in honor of Al Greene.
Dates: 1955-1970, undated
George Knight Hester collection
Collection — Folder S2185
Scope and Contents There are four items in this collection: (1) Rev. George Knight Hester's 1851 Diary, which is really a memoir, consisting of 18 typed pages; (2-3) a partial letter from Saguaches, Colorado, written on November 14, no year, to "Sister dear" on brown paper with no signature, accompanied by a transcription of the letter; and (4) "Papers Relating To The Hester Family" compiled by the Indiana State Library, 1926. The 1851 document gives the family history from Germany to America,...
Dates: 1851, 1926
George Winter artwork photograph collection
Collection — Folder SP042
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographic slides and prints of paintings and sketches from artist George Winter in Indiana, created during 1837-1840s, ranging from circa 1940 to 1982 regarding landscapes, portraits, and Native Americans and their way of life.
Dates: circa 1940-1982
James L. Monahan collection
Collection — Folder S0974
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typewritten copy of a narrative given by LaPorte County, Indiana pioneer James L. Monahan and written down by James W. Lester, secretary of the Gary Historical Society, in the spring of 1923 when Monahan was 98 years old. The narrative relates his childhood experiences as a pioneer living among the Potawatomi and gives an eyewitness account of their forced removal from Northern Indiana. He noted that he "saw a great many of the first things started here" and mentioned...