Indians of Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan : An Historical Report on Indian Use and Occupancy of Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. Donald J. Berthrong, United States. Indian Claims Commission.
Indians of Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan : An Historical Report on Indian Use and Occupancy of Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

Indians of Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan : An Historical Report on Indian Use and Occupancy of Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

New York: Garland Publishing, 1975.

Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #15081
ISBN: 0824008014

Library stamps/marks/labels/slip, corners bumped, light shelfwear, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Folding map present in rear pocket. "In terms of the numbers of tribes involved in overlapping claims, the area of the upper Great Lakes and Ohio Valley is the most complicated of all the Indian Claims Commission actions. At the time of the founding of the new United States government following the Revolution, many Indian tribes and groups had been dislodged from their earlier locations along the lower Great Lakes and the Eastern Seaboard, and many of these groups had moved across the mountains into the old Northwest Territories. Here they encountered already existing Indian groups, and by the time of the Treaty of Greeneville in 1795 many Indian tribes and groups were contesting these lands with the advancing whites and with each other. By the mid-1800s, most of the Indians in this area had moved west of the Mississippi River, though some groups remained. In trying to sort out this most complicated Claims situation, reports were written around Royce areas, in an attempt to determine exactly which Indian groups had how much claim to particular regions." - Editor's Note. Bethrong's report is divided into three parts. "The first part provides a short background for the Miami, Wea, and Potawatomi Indians from the first European contacts to Indian occupation of the Royce Areas under consideration. The second part of the report locates the sites of the Indian residences in the six Royce Areas from the first historical references through to the times of their cession. The third part of the report discusses the five treaties" ceding the land to the United States government [1818-1832]. - Preface. ; American Indian Ethnohistory: North Central And Northeastern Indians; Ex-Library; 397 pages.

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