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Name Indians of North America -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0812.AM - RG0812 Brown, Thomas J., 1853-1939

RG0812.AM - RG0812 Brown, Thomas J., 1853-1939

This collection contains two typescript reminiscences by Reverend T.J. Brown. "Early Scenes in Nebraska" relates to the J.H. Horbet family. Brown writes of their coming to Nebraska in 1860 and of their encounters with Indians. The other, a three-page typescript, describes the beginnings of the Congregational Church in eastern Nebraska and daily life in frontier Nebraska. Rev. Brown mentions Mormons traveling across Nebraska in 1862. A third reminiscence entitled, "What I Saw When I Was A Boy," is essentially the same as "Early Scenes in Nebraska." Also included are two letters written by T.J. Brown to A.E. Sheldon of the Nebraska State Historical Society. The letters describe the reminisc

Image of RG0828.AM - RG0828 Buck, Nelson, -1869

RG0828.AM - RG0828 Buck, Nelson, -1869

The collection is comprised of papers that relate to the massacre of the Nelson Buck survey party in 1869 in Red Willow and/or Furnas Counties. Relatives, Nebraska State Historical Society staff, journalists, and other interested researchers (Maria A. Cross (niece of Buck), A.M. Brooking, H.B. McGregor, George L. Berger to name a few) piece together the story through correspondence and reports written based on research or firsthand accounts. The material dates from 1912-1959. Attached to the 1959 letter written to Donald Danker by Kenneth Kauffman are two maps: "Location of First Indian Attack on Nelson Buck Party in Fall of 1869"; and "Location of Second and Third Attacks on Nelson Buck Part

Image of RG0887.AM - RG0887 Cheney, John

RG0887.AM - RG0887 Cheney, John

The collection consists of two letters written in 1855 by John Cheney, near Stockton, California, to his parents and his sister, Tabitha Cheney, who lived in Taylorville, Illinois. He writes primarily of his life as a rancher in Sacramento County, California. He also asks about his family and friends. He makes reference to his wagon train meeting a party of about 150 Sioux Indians near the Little Blue River on his way to California.

Image of RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

This collection consists of a 45 page, handwritten reminiscence by Wesley E. Cox. Entitled, "Reflections of Early Days in Saline County," Cox describes aspects of homesteading near Swan City, Nebraska, in the 1860s and 1870s. He mentions other homesteaders, particularly William Remington. He includes information on housing; trapping/hunting; the relationship with Indians; funerals; farming (mention of different farm implements used); education (including the establishment of School District #8 by Reverend W.P. Grantham -- school board, other teachers, physical description of the school); social life (including music, dances and spelling bees); and the 1873 blizzard.

Image of RG1001.AM - RG1001 Fontenelle, Logan, 1825-1855

RG1001.AM - RG1001 Fontenelle, Logan, 1825-1855

The collection contains biographical information and eulogies for Logan Fontenelle. Some genealogical information about the Fontenelle Family is also given, along with detailed writings concerning the location of Logan Fontenelle's grave. Of significance are two papers that describe Fontenelle's life and personality, and his importance to the Omaha Indians. The first paper is a eulogy by John Lee Webster. The second paper entitled, "Death of Logan Fontenelle, The Chief of the Omahas," is by John Q. Goss. Also included in the collection are a couple of items that question the purported facts written about Fontenelle. The first item is a letter to the editor of the Omaha Bee by John T. Bell. Th

Image of RG1025.AM - RG1025 Gilder, Robert Fletcher, 1856-1940

RG1025.AM - RG1025 Gilder, Robert Fletcher, 1856-1940

The collection contains three letters and several articles by Robert F. Gilder. Gilder wrote two of the letters to A.E. Sheldon of the Nebraska State Historical Society to discuss their archaeological research. A third letter, dated January 19, 1922, is to Eolia Marquardt of Avoca, Nebraska, in which Gilder gives an account of his scientific discoveries and research. The collection also contains several reprints of articles concerning Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota archaeology. Photocopies of Gilder's "The Nebraska Culture Man" are included.

Image of RG1096.AM - RG1096 Hotze, William Herman, 1872-1962

RG1096.AM - RG1096 Hotze, William Herman, 1872-1962

The collection consists of two copies of "Into Pawnee Buffalo Land" by William H. Hotze, 1957. The manuscript relates primarily to settlement and pioneer life in southwestern Nebraska, focusing on Red Willow County, and particularly Indianola, Nebraska. Hotze's manuscript combines personal reminiscences and research to describe both everyday life and notable events in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Topics covered include agriculture and gardening, weather and natural disasters, domestic life, education, politics, Native Americans, overland travel, and holiday celebrations. The manuscript also includes information about various families and individuals who settled in the area and a few po