Indian Removal, 1813-1903
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Ewing family collection
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...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Ewing family collection
Franklin Pierce and Colonel Abel C. Pepper correspondence
Collection — Folder S1063
Scope and Contents Collection includes original letter handwritten by future President Franklin Pierce from Hillsborough, New Hampshire, on November 27, 1829, to Colonel Abel C. Pepper of Rising Sun, Indiana. The letter indicates that Franklin Pierce and Abel Pepper were close friends at the time. In 1829 Col. Pepper had been appointed sub-Indian agent at Fort Wayne by General Andrew Jackson, hence the letter was forwarded to Fort Wayne, Indiana
James L. Monahan collection
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...
John Tipton collection
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...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / John Tipton collection
Lazarus Bourassa collection
Collection — Folder S2458
Scope and Contents This collection contains photostatic copies of two deeds related to Lazarus Bourassa's land grant in St. Joseph County, Indiana. The first deed conveying the property to Richard R. Carlisle was signed by Bourassa and acknowledged by Israel H. Rush, justice of the peace of St. Joseph County, on June 24, 1835; was certified and signed by Indian agent Abel C. Pepper on July 13, 1836; and was approved and signed by President Andrew Jackson on October 4, 1836. The second deed released the property...
Mary J. Aborn collection
Scope and Contents The largest part of the collection consists of papers of Ebenezer F. Lucas (1807-1871), which include his correspondence regarding the operation of the Wabash and Erie Canal; correspondence, surveys, and legal documents relating to his business and land interests in Warren County, Indiana; and papers relating to the 1860 census. The collection also includes Mary J. Aborn’s correspondence and writings in relation to early Warren County history and the removal of Native Americans from...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Mary J. Aborn collection
Miami National Reserve maps
Collection — Folder S1622
Scope and Contents This collection includes seven half sheet maps and one full size map, hand drawn in ink on vellom paper. The first half-size one is entitled "T. 21, N., R. 1 E. 2nd Mer." Each half-size map following is labeled the same except for the T. (Township) number, which progresses from 21 to 27. The full-size map is: "Township No. 27 N, Range No. 4 E 2nd Mer." On this larger map, the Wabash River is along the bottom edge with Miamisport just north of the river. The sections above Miamisport are: 3 and...
Dates: circa 1818-1840s
Native American treaties photostat collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents There are three pieces of paper, all photostats, in this collection. Two photostats are of the treaty made with the Miami Indians at Sy. Mary's in Ohio on October 6, 1818. The third photostat is President John Quincy Adams' approval of the treaty, which is dated 1827. There are also oversize folders containing photostats of treaties with the Wyandot, Potawatomi, Ottawa, Chippewa, Seneca, Delaware, Miami, and Shawnee peoples ranging from 1817 to 1832 (OB179) and from 1814 to 1818...
Dates: 1814-1832, undated
Potawatomi Indians collection
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...
Potawatomi Indians muster rolls
Collection — Folder S3141
Scope and Contents This collection includes four muster rolls dated in 1838 listing Potawatomi people who were being forcibly removed from Indiana and sent westward. One is an original muster roll, two are photocopies from the National Archives, and the fourth is a typed transcript. The typed transcript includes additional items, such as a report of land sale agreement, a letter concerning payments under conditions of treaties, signed by James Rariden, and a letter to the Secretary of War concerning relief for...