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Name Indians of North America

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Image of RG0883.AM - RG0883 Charbonneau, Alexis Merrill, 1850-1939

RG0883.AM - RG0883 Charbonneau, Alexis Merrill, 1850-1939

This collection is comprised of the reminiscences and stories of Alex Charbonneau, a purported descendant of Toussaint Charbonneau and Sacagawea. Dated August 14, 1933, the volume covers the time period of 1870s-1890s. Some of what is written is from firsthand knowledge, but a lot seems to come from secondhand information. He tells of his time as a stagecoach driver at Fort Pierre, South Dakota, 1881 or 1882, and other jobs he had. He also writes of Indian Wars (Little Big horn, Minnesota Massacre); Indian customs such as the Buffalo Dance, the Ghost Dance, and marriage customs; forts and Indian agencies, in particular the Cheyenne River Agency, South Dakota; cowboy life with mentions of a ca

Image of RG1050.AM - RG1050 Hahn, Virginia (Bridger), 1849-1933

RG1050.AM - RG1050 Hahn, Virginia (Bridger), 1849-1933

The collection consists of one folder containing letters from Virginia Hahn and Helen Mead (Hahn's granddaughter) to Dr. R.W. Reynolds in Lincoln, Nebraska. The letters date from 1926-1932. They contain brief information about the Bridger family. In the May 4, 1926 letter, Hahn writes about her sister, Mary Carroll, and their upbringing in Missouri. All through her letters Hahn writes of the trouble she has in getting a train pass to Utah and solicits Dr. Reynolds' for help. While Helen Mead is in New Mexico in 1926, she writes of the Navajo Indians in the Gallup area.

Image of RG1065.AM - RG1065 Harris, William M. and Laura (Hughes)

RG1065.AM - RG1065 Harris, William M. and Laura (Hughes)

The collection contains a diary kept by Laura and William Harris on their trip from Illinois to South Dakota (via Iowa and Minnesota) from August 19, 1889 to October 2, 1889. Another manuscript entitled, "Illinois to Nebraska by Covered Wagon, 1889," recorded by L. Mildred Harris, contains reminiscences by William and Laura Harris. It includes their observations about South Dakota and North Dakota becoming states that year. They also mention raising mules. Included are copies of maps marking their route. They eventually settled near Central City, Nebraska. One final item is an account by William Harris of an experience he had with Indians while he was living in Kansas in 1884 or 1885.

Image of RG1089.AM - RG1089 Hilpert, Adolph Herman, 1899-1946

RG1089.AM - RG1089 Hilpert, Adolph Herman, 1899-1946

The collection contains a manuscript by A.H. Hilpert of Alliance, Nebraska, entitled, "The Second Sioux Creek Massacre," in which he writes of a 1916 historical pageant that commemorated the first Sioux Creek Massacre of Garfield County, Nebraska. He describes the filming of the pageant by Frank A. Harrison of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Also included is some correspondence with A.E. Sheldon from 1939-1940 concerning the publication of the manuscript.

Image of RG1093.AM - RG1093 Hollebaugh, Charles Clifford, 1862-1943

RG1093.AM - RG1093 Hollebaugh, Charles Clifford, 1862-1943

This collection consists of four items including a handwritten biography about Pericles written by Charles C. Hollebaugh; a reminiscence about life in Rulo, Nebraska (including the setting up of the town), and White Cloud, Kansas, from 1866-1876, by Charles Hollebaugh; an essay on mortality and the intertwining of the past and the future by J.V. Hollebaugh (Charles' father); and a newspaper clipping from the <em>Kansas City Journal</em>, May 7, 1911, by Charles Hollebaugh. The article is entitled, "When Hoppers Came to Kansas," and describes the grasshopper plague of 1873-1875.

Image of RG1142.AM - RG1142 Konkel, D.S.

RG1142.AM - RG1142 Konkel, D.S.

The collection consists of a photocopy of handwritten reminiscences by D.S. Konkel written in 1929-1930. The reminiscences primarily deal with the early days in Custer County, Nebraska from 1879-1882. Konkel mentions various towns including Comstock, Oak Grove, Westcott, Douglas Grove, Seneca, and Broken Bow; telling of their establishments; their community lives; people's names, etc. He also writes about his family, wagon trains, threshing, building a sod house, furniture, politics, relationships with Indians, etc.