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Indians of North America -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

David Chamberlin autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318104]
Identifier: MSS SC 1917
Scope and Contents

One handwritten autobiography by Chamberlin, one handwritten history of the early discoveries and settlement of California condensed from various authors, and miscellaneous items. Chamberlin talks about his youth, his various travels, and his encounters with Native Americans.

Dates: 1853-1889

Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320464]
Identifier: MSS SC 2203
Scope and Contents Typescript with handwritten corrections and photocopies of the item. Boquist writes of her journey from Mt. Sterling, Van Buren Co., Iowa to California in 1862. She travelled on the Oregon and California trails staying three days in Salt Lake City, Utah, "a beautiful little city." The local inhabitants came to buy what they had to sell at higher cost than the items were worth, and they were warned by a Mormon widow against the tyrannical rule of Brigham Young saying many "were kept there...
Dates: approximately 1900

Rasmus Neilsen diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230349216]
Identifier: MSS 521
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of a translation into English of Neilsen's diary. The original is in Danish. The item was translated by Neilsen's son, Christian Emil Neilsen. Rasmus writes about his migration to the United States and about the death of his wife. Rasmus died on 25 March 1854. Also included is an autobiography of Christian Emil Neilsen. Christian writes about encounters with Indians, his migration to Utah, where he worked, and his experiences in the Mormon Church. The spelling of the...
Dates: 1853-1854

Mildred Miles Dillman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6164
Scope and Contents

Contains various materials concerning Native American and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint news. Includes photographs, slides, maps, postcards, sketches of various sites and Native Americans; letters, a supper report, miscellaneous notes, poems, and lists; Native American symbols sheets, articles, and newspaper clippings concerning Native Americans and Latter-Day Saints.

Dates: 1880-1975

From missions to mountains : a network view of westward expansion / Richard K. Behrens

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227658405]
Identifier: MSS 6904

Essay contains information about westward expansion in the United States from 1775 to 1875.

Dates: 2007

Thales Hastings Haskell diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230343813]
Identifier: MSS 115
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a handwritten diary written in the "Deseret Alphabet." Also included are excerpts from the journal written in the conventional English script. Haskell writes about his missionary work among the Indians primarily in Arizona.

Dates: 1859-1860

Thales Hastings Haskell diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227341564]
Identifier: Vault MSS 437
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. Haskell writes about his experiences with various Indian tribes in Arizona when he was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church. He was accompanied by Jacob Hamblin and others. Fifteen pages of the item are written in the Deseret Alphabet. Some of the manuscript pages have been torn off and one page is missing.

Dates: 1859-1860

Grandma's diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233774]
Identifier: MSS SC 112
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a diary (34 leaves) by Eva Morse which records the overland journey by railroad from Compton, Illinois, to Eddyville, Iowa. From there she proceeded with a wagon train to Stockton, California. Included are descriptions of Indians and sarcastic remarks about a Mormon handcart company.

Dates: 1859

National Council of American Indians records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1704
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, personal history, and business papers of both Zitkala-S̈a and her husband, Raymond Bonnin, with the bulk focusing on Gertrude's activities. Zitkala-S̈a was a central figure in early twentieth century Indian reform, and this collection reflects her intensive involvement. She was instrumental in legislation favorable to Indians and spent a great deal of her time among the Native Americans in an attempt to educate and organize them for greater strength through unity....
Dates: 1926-1938

Out of obscurity into light

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230305630]
Identifier: MSS SC 813
Scope and Contents

Typewritten manuscript. This is a history of Mormon missionary activities among "Lamanites," broadly defined as Native Americans in both North and South America and the natives in the Pacific Islands. Included is a large section of the work of Cordell M. Anderson, field director of the Foundation for Indian Development.

Dates: 1983