Indiana -- History -- Indians, 1816-1899
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S2183
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostats of original letters written between 1821 and 1832, along with their typed transcripts, from members of the Griffith Family in Indiana to each other and to relatives in Pennsylvania, concerning family matters, daily life and settling in Indiana, unrest between Native Americans and white pioneers, trade, national politics including discussion of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson. All of the correspondents were probably Quakers, based on their...
Collection — Folder S2185
Scope and Contents There are four items in this collection: (1) Rev. George Knight Hester's 1851 Diary, which is really a memoir, consisting of 18 typed pages; (2-3) a partial letter from Saguaches, Colorodo, written on November 14, no year, to "Sister dear" on brown paper with no signature, accompanied by a transcription of the letter; and (4) "Papers Relating To The Hester Family" compiled by the Indiana State Library, 1926. The 1851 document gives the family history from Germany to America,...
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.
Collection — Folder S1110
Scope and Contents Mary Elizabeth (Ball) Peddle of Terre Haute, Indiana, wrote this 31-page article about her grandfather, Joseph Richardson, and her grandmother Elizabeth Bennett Richardson. The typed document tells about their 1816 trek from New York to Indiana with the seven children. An eighth child was born that summer. Mary tells about her mother's oldest sister, Aunt Matilda, who was Jane Matilda, between 13 and 14 during the trip. Mary's mother is called Betsy (page 12). The Richardson family came to...
Collection — Folder OB022
Scope and Contents This collection includes a December 21, 1824 statement of expenditures written and signed by Indian Agent John Johnston regarding the costs "arising out of the murder of nine friendly Indians in Madison County Indiana by sundry Citizens of the United States in March 1823." This opening statement on the document uses the incorrect date of 1823 instead of 1824. The document is an itemization of a number of different expenses, including the coroner's inquest fees; the cost of guarding the...
Collection — Folder S1443
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of a December 13, 1937 letter sent by Otho Winger to Carolyn Dunn at the Indiana State Library in reference to the abduction by Indians of a young girl, surname of Thorpe, near Connersville, Indiana around 1813. Winger sent two pictures with the letter, both taken in October 1935 at the location J.L. Heineman, a Connersville historian, believed to be the area of the girl’s abduction. Charles Marks, grandson of Miss Thorpe, is photographed alone in the first...
Collection — Folder S1561
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostatic copies of letters, land registers and other documents from Indian agents in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions and three commissioners of Indian Affairs, Carey A Harris (1836-1838) and Thomas Hartley Crawford (1838-1845) and Luke Lea (1850-1853) of the Office of Indian Affairs in Indiana, Washington, D.C., and other places in the Midwest ranging from 1835 to 1852. The documents concern the situation and locations of the Potawatomi people and their lands in...
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.