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Indians of North America

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

George Croghan collection

 Collection — Folder S0321
Identifier: S0321
Scope and Contents On July 13, 1765, Indians gathered in a conference at Quiatenon, in New France (later Indiana territory), where they made speeches to George Croghan, who wrote them in very legible cursive. The five long pages are photostats containing eight speeches by “the Chiefs, and Principal Warriors of the Quiatenon, Kecopoes (Kickapoos), Mascoutens and Ottawas.” They expressed their sorrow for their evil actions and their desire for peace. The first Indian to speak was The Wolf, a Kickapoo...
Dates: 1926

George S. Cottman papers

 Collection
Identifier: L039
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, research, newspaper articles and drafts of speeches, and articles from George S. Cottman in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1872 to 1937 regarding Indiana history, business and family business, and articles by other writers concerning history.
Dates: 1857-1937, undated

George Winter artwork photograph collection

 Collection — Folder SP042
Identifier: 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

George Winter, "Pelican Island, on the Wabash" engraving

 Collection — Folder S3496
Identifier: S3496
Scope and Contents This collection contains a color engraving of a painting created by George Winter circa 1837-1852, depicting three Native Americans on the banks of the Wabash River in Indiana near Pelican Island. The engraving was printed by Jewett and Co. from the original painting, likely in the late 1800s, and produced expressly for "the ladies repository."
Dates: circa 1837-1850, undated

Hamilton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: L062
Scope and Contents This collection contains business papers, correspondence, receipts and deeds from the firm of Hamilton and Taber, including Cyrus Taber's correspondence with Allen Hamilton. Much of the correspondence regards business, various Indian treaties, railroads, politics, and the settlement of Hamilton's estate following his death in 1864. Materials date from 1788 through 1963, with the bulk of the collection dating from Allen Hamilton's career. Materials are arranged chronologically, with business...
Dates: 1788-1963

"History of Historical Mounds of Indiana" manuscript

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: L277
Scope and Contents This collection includes one manuscript created by Edward P. Lacey in Indiana from an unknown date, circa 1930. The manuscript, entitled "History of Historical Mounds of Indiana" discusses the history of historical mounds found in Indiana by county.
Dates: circa 1930

Huntington County, Indiana collection

 Collection — Folder S2331
Identifier: S2331
Scope and Contents This collection includes a print of a pen and ink drawing of Chief Francis LaFontaine's house located in Huntington County, Indiana. The undated sketch was drawn from a photograph and includes a circa 1915 typewritten paragraph attached to the back of the print that gives a brief description of the home and information about LaFontaine's daughter, Archangel Engelmann. The collection also includes an envelope sent to the Indiana State Library from Mary Rankin at the Methodist Memorial Home...
Dates: circa 1915, 1965

Indiana Department of Conservation manuscript

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2046
Scope and Contents This collection includes a manuscript about the early history of the area that became Turkey Run State Park in Parke County, Indiana (circa 1940s). Topics covered include the area's topography and geology; the history of the Native Americans who inhabited Indiana, both pre-historic and those that lived in the area prior to and during its conquest by the Spanish, French, English and Americans; Parke County pioneer history; and the story of Salmon Lusk and his family. There are also two earlier...
Dates: circa 1940s

Indiana Historical Bureau correspondence and papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1569
Scope and Contents Theis collection includes correspondence written to Dorothy Riker in 1949, containing information to include in a historical almanac of industries and manufacturers to be published by the Indiana Historical Bureau. There are also photostats and typed translations from the U.S. National Archives on Indian affairs in the Northwest Territory ranging from 1785 to 1786, including a deposition from William Doleman regarding contact of the British with Native Americans, a letter from Richard Butler...
Dates: 1785-1786, 1949

Ira Williams letter

 Collection — Folder S1422
Identifier: S1422
Scope and Contents This collection includes an August 6, 1816 letter written by Ira Williams at Vincennes, Indiana and sent to Norman Williams of Woodstock, Vermont. In his letter, he notes that he left Chillicothe on July 7th and had no "object in view, more than a determination to see all the Western Country." He also relates his observations about the land he's seen, mentioning the Wabash and White River in Indiana and that the "best of the land is yet owned by the Indians." He speaks of people they both know...
Dates: 1816/08/06