Skip to main content

Indians of North America

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

Thaddeus Butler collection

 Collection
Identifier: L027
Scope and Contents This collection consists principally of Thaddeus Butler’s papers relating to his work with the Miami Indians (1880-1882). Included are his correspondence and instructions from the Office of Indian Affairs, and copies of his censuses and payment records for the Miami Indians in Indiana, Kansas, the Indian Territory (Oklahoma), and other areas. There are two oversize collections including Miami Indian payroll list, 1866 (OBC116); Eel River, Miami Indian census rolls, 1884/04/07...
Dates: 1848-1906

"The Acts and Character of Nan Bo Shoo" narrative

 Collection — Folder S0979
Identifier: S0979
Scope and Contents This collection includes the handwritten narrative "The Acts and Character of Nan bo Shoo" circa 1830s. The name "Nan bo Shoo" is a misspelling of the Potawatomi legendary hero "Nanabozho." Nanabozho is known by a number of names among the Anishinaabe tribes and his character and attributes vary among the stories from the different Native American communities. The narrative in this collection was likely written down by Col. Abel C. Pepper, an Indian agent in Indiana in the 1830s and...
Dates: circa 1830s

Thomas Morris diary

 Collection — Folder S0990
Identifier: S0990
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a photostat of the diary of Thomas Morris for parts of August and September, 1764. This covers part of his captivity by Native Americans.
Dates: 1764

Travel diary

 Collection — Folder S1525
Identifier: S1525
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a travel diary written on both sides of one sheet of paper by an unknown man from Wells County, Indiana. Dated from June 26 to July 4, 1852, the author chronicles his trip from Margaret Krewson's house in Wells County to the communities of Uniontown, Zanesville, and Roanoke and notes some of his activities following his return to the Krewson's house. His narrative mentions several people he visited, including James and Margaret Barrett, Peter Mulrine, and William...
Dates: 1852

Twightwee Treaty of Lancaster collection

 Collection — Box L615
Identifier: L615
Scope and Contents This collection includes one treaty between the colony of Pennsylvania and Twightwee (Miami) people in town of Lancaster in 1748 regarding an alliance, as well as a photostatic copy of said treaty.
Dates: 1748

U.S. War Department collection

 Collection
Identifier: L444
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photostats of letters recorded in the Office of the Secretary of the War Department from 1815 to 1820. The letters (originals from the National Archives) were written by and to Indian agents: B.F. Stickney, W. Turner, and John Johnston; Military Officer J. Whistler; Governor Lewis Cass; Secretary of War John C. Calhoun; and President James Monroe. One letter, a written copy of which appears in the collection, was written by Thomas Jefferson and addressed to the...
Dates: 1815-1820

William H. Matthew papers

 Collection
Identifier: L104
Scope and Contents This collection includes original and photostats of typed and autographed correspondence, notebooks with personal notes, and other documents from William H. Matthew and others in Gary, Indiana and elsewhere in the United States ranging from 1837 to 1956 regarding Indiana law, Pottawatomi Indians, the Presbyterian church in Plymouth, Indiana, the Detroit to Chicago Road and miscellaneous.
Dates: 1837-1956

William M. Sholty collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2351
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of correspondence and documents related to Lower and Upper Canada ranging from 1808 to 1812 and compiled by Dr. William M. Sholty. Topics covered include requisitions and provisions for Native Americans, the military's position in the North American provinces, and other topics regarding the state of affairs in Canada leading up to the War of 1812. Correspondents include George Prevost, J. H. (James Henry) Craig, Francis Gore, Isaac Brock and George Harrison.
Dates: 1809-1812

William Polke collection

 Collection
Identifier: L333
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection is photostat copies of William Polke’s correspondence regarding the Potawatomi people and his role in their removal from northern Indiana as well as other political matters. There are also letters from his daughter, Mary Polke Niles, and between he and his son-in-law, John B. Niles. Among his other correspondents are Samuel Merrill, Samuel Milroy, and Waller Taylor. In addition to the correspondence, the collection includes a transcript of Polke’s account of...
Dates: 1808-1853, bulk 1832-1841

William Prince papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1084
Scope and Contents The collection consists largely of correspondence and documents recording payments during William Prince’s time as Indian agent at Vincennes, Indiana.

There is also a land grant belonging to Prince dated February 27, 1813 (OB174).
Dates: 1813-1834