Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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, Colorodo, 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,...
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.
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...
Collection — Folder S0370
Scope and Contents This collection contains a photocopy of a journal written by Jesse C. Douglass about the emigration of Potawatomi Indians from Twin Lakes in Marshall County, Iowa to their homes on the Osage River in the Western Territory. The work contains entries from August 30, 1838 to November 7, 1838 and a table of distances indicating the miles the party traveled. The journal was the property of Judge William Polke, Esq. who also conducted the emigration.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of Tipton’s correspondence and business papers from the period 1810-1839. His correspondence, including retained copies of his outgoing letters, includes letters relating to the operations of the Indiana Militia in the 1810s; and political correspondence regarding the work of the state legislature (1820s-1830s), his senatorial elections (1831, 1832), his appointments to federal office (1831-1839), and local, state, and national issues, particularly internal...
Collection — Folder S1561
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostatic copies of letters, land registers and other documents from Indian agents in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions and three commissioners of Indian Affairs, Carey A Harris (1836-1838) and Thomas Hartley Crawford (1838-1845) and Luke Lea (1850-1853) of the Office of Indian Affairs in Indiana, Washington, D.C., and other places in the Midwest ranging from 1835 to 1852. The documents concern the situation and locations of the Potawatomi people and their lands in...