Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
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 S3297
Scope and Contents This collection contains various materials collected by Frances Fox Miller throughout her career. Included is a pamphlet entitled "A Flag is Born" about Muncie, Indiana's flag, a xerox copy of a letter from Robert Branigin appointing Miller to a post with Indian Education, issues of "The Shoe Box Times", and the poem "Life flowing incessantly" by Miller.
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, Colonel Pepper's successor; John...
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.
Dates: circa 1940-1982
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...
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 S2988
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a typed transcription of a portion of a diary with the title "Great-Grandmother of Goods and Hildebradt Tells of Her Capture and Release by Indians 2 Centuries Ago." The diary from which this 5-page typed transcription is taken was in the possession of John Good and his brothers near Lockport, a few miles west of Logansport, Indiana. The diary recounts Jane Frazier's captrue by Miami Indians, her treatment by those Indians, her adoption into the tribe, her escape...
Dates: 1755-1815, undated
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...
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of Tipton’s correspondence and business papers from the period 1810-1839 in Indiana. 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...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains photostat copies of documents from the National Archives regarding annuity payments received by the Eel River Indians (1889), the Western Miami living in Kansas (1891), and the Indiana Miami (1895). The collection also includes a photostat copy of a payroll for individuals who were originally excluded, but later added to the tribal rolls in response to the June 12, 1858 appropriation act (1859).