Indians of North America
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S1560
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photostatic copy of a 40-page manuscript transcribing part of Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz's original work on the Lenape, or Delaware, people from 1833, which was first published in his book, The American Nations; or, Outlines of Their General History, Ancient and Modern: Including the Whole History of the Earth and Mankind in the Western Hemisphere, in 1836. The text includes, according to Rafinesque, translations of stories of the Delaware from the tribe's...
Dates: circa 1850
Collection — Folder S0314
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 17 items, beginning with the oldest, which is a typed transcript of Captain Timothy Kibby’s commission from William Henry Harrison to lead a “company in arms,” dated December 21, 1804. A printed list of the rates of duties on licenses for stills and boilers, is signed David Hale Vincennes, and dated June 1, 1817. Isaac Coe wrote a letter from Pittsburg on May 20, 1821, David McClure, Madison, Indiana. The letter began: “The steam boat is starting and I...
Collection — Folder SP038
Scope and Contents This collection includes 35mm slides in Indiana circa 1950s regarding people, such as Father Pierre Gibault, Little Turtle, Tecumseh, William Henry Harrison, George Rapp, Robert Owen, Oliver P. Morton, James Whitcomb Riley, and Levi Cotton, and places like Vincennes, Corydon, New Harmony, and Indianapolis, significant to early history of Indiana.
Dates: circa 1950
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...
Collection — Folder S3428
Scope and Contents This collection contains a sheet entitled "Famous American Indians". On it, there are colorful portraits of several Native Americans from different tribes. On the reverse, there are two columns: "Title" and "Author". Its use is unknown.
Dates: 20th century
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters related to the struggle between white settlers and Native Americans over the land known as the Northwest Territory and, eventually, the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Items in this collection are copies of materials found at the Chicago Historical Society. Correspondents include J. Whistler, Abimael Nicoll, Thomas Cushing, James Rhea, John Whipple, Jacob Kingsbury, and Nathan Heald. Also included are inventories of men and equipment taken by James Rhea.
Dates: 1804-1811, undated
Collection — Folder SP074
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs of members of Howe, Bath, Biddle, and Bailey families in Chicago, Illlinois; Quebec, Canada; Michigan City, Indiana; Mackinac Island, Michigan; and Bergamo, Italy ranging from circa 1860 to circa 1910, largely portraits of family members, a log cabin church attended by the Howe family, and Edward Biddle's residence in Mackinac Island.
Dates: circa 1860-circa 1910
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
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostats and photocopies of correspondence primarily to Francis Godfroy, dating from 1824 to 1847. Those corresponding with Francis Godfroy include William Griffith Ewing, concerning fur trade and other business relations; Allen Hamilton, a close friend who served as executor of Francis Godfroy's last will and testament; Thomas Hamilton; Colonel Abel C. Pepper, superintendent of Indian reservations and Indian agent; Samuel Milroy, Pepper's successor; John Forsyth;...
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.