Indians of North America
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection includes study drawings for the murals and stained glass windows within the Indiana State Library and Historical Building from J. Scott Williams in New York City, New York ranging from 1930 to 1932.
Dates: circa 1930-1934
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of Jacob Piatt Dunn’s papers relating to his research on Native Americans in the state of Indiana, ranging from 1773 to 1865. Of particular importance is his English-Miami Indian dictionary on index cards (since photocopied), and stories and texts collected from Miami Indians (1906–1916). In addition to his research on the Miami people, the collection also contains letters from Chippewa Indian ministers in northern Minnesota to Rev. J. A. Gilfillan with...
Collection — Folder S0519
Scope and Contents This collection consists of "The Battle of the Mississinewa Story" that was handed down by the Miami people and told to James Clarence Godfroy from Wabash County, Indiana on January 21, 1927.
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...
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of Jefferson C. Davis’s official military papers. During Davis’s time as quartermaster, the papers include receipts, bills, requisitions, and other documents relating to his Indianapolis based post (1861). As an officer in the field, Davis’s papers include official correspondence regarding duties, copies of telegrams to Gen. John C. Fremont, and military inspection reports sent to him while with the 14th Army Corps (1861–1865). The collection also contains...
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 — Folder S0818
Scope and Contents This collection contains typewritten copies of letters sent by Lucy W. Lee to the editor of the Greencastle Star (Indiana) newspaper regarding her experiences living at Camp Robinson and Camp Sheridan in Nebraska with her husband, Jesse M. Lee, a first lieutenant with the army, from 1874-1877. Through her letters, Lucy describes the two camps and the Native Americans living near the posts and those that were "induced to come into the agencies and behave themselves". She also recounts witnessing...
Collection — Folder S0338
Scope and Contents There are two letters in this collection, both written by John Givan Davis. The first one, dated July 7, 1832, is to Father, who was John’s father-in-law, George Cornelius in Petersburg, Kentucky. From Rockville, Parke County, Indiana, John wrote: “The Indians in the N.W. are yet assuming hostilities toward the frontiers. Volunteer companies have gone to the scene of Indian massacres from this & the adjoining counties in this state, on a tour of 3 months. What will eventually be the result...
Dates: 1832, 1854
Collection — Folder S1820
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostatic copies of correspondence, treaty proceedings, and speeches related to the activities of Indian agent John Hays that were obtained by the Indiana State Library from the National Archives. The first two folders contain correspondence dated from September 15, 1819 to November 13, 1821 that covers the transfer of the Fort Wayne post from William Turner to Hays. Much of the correspondence is among Indiana agents Turner, Hays, John Johnston and B.F. (Benjamin...