Native American Collection
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Scope and Contents
This is a collection of items having to do with Native Americans, mostly in Iowa, but also from other regions.
Box Contents List
- Buffalo, Johnathan L. Cha-Ka-Ta-To-Si’s Meskwaki manuscripts, 1978. 46 pages. Introduction, alphabet, and narrative.
Hosmer, William Howe Cuyler: “Foot Prints of the Iroquois” (essay). No date. 2 leaves. An essay on the history, culture, and religion of the Iroquois.
Sioux City American Indian Center. Administrative Core System Proposal, 1975. 133 pages. Photocopy
Smith, Jeremiah. Early Burlington, Iowa businessman and member of the Wisconsin Territorial Council in 1836. Includes a ledger showing accounts of the Sac and Fox Indians with Smith and a copy of a letter to Smith from John Beach providing for a settlement of these accounts.
Tos Kee Keh. Creek Nation. Abstract of losses of Creek Nation when they left their homes in December 1861. 29 pages
U.S. Treaties. Articles of a treaty of peace concluded at Fort Armstrong, Rock Island, Illinois, between the United States and tribes of the Sac and Fox Indians, September 21, 1832. 13 leaves. Together with 13 leaves of a different copy of the same treaty. Includes three typescript carbon copies of the treaty dated at Washington, D.C., February 13, 1833. This is a photocopy of a manuscript in the possession of the Davenport Museum. It is available in microfilm from Media Services, film number 5317
Weber, Alois J. Chief Keokuk: scrapbook and other items, January 1, 1957. 49 pages
Weber, Alois J. “Indians of the West As Depicted by George Catlin in His Paintings." Speech, January 29, 1970. 9 pages. Together with other articles, pictures, and correspondence pertaining to this subject