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Indian Reserves collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-011

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an article by Dolores M. Lahrman and Ross S. Johnson describing Indian landholdings in Delaware County and subsequent claims filed in regard to sale of those lands. It also provides an overview for the rest of the collection, which consists primarily of supporting documentation in the form of photocopies of records held at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC.

Dates

  • 1832-1975

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Historical Note

This collection contains information on Indian land claims in Delaware County based on the Treaty of St. Mary’s signed in 1818.

In 1973 Delores M. Lahrman donated materials on the land claims of Indian Samuel Cassman. Lahrman asked Ball State Archives and Special Collections librarian Ross C. Johnson to help her write an article on the land battle between Cassman and Goldsmith Gilbert, an early settler in Muncie.

After completing this project, Johnson wrote to the National Archives for information on other Indian land claims in Delaware County. He received photocopies of land records for Jacob Dick, Rebecca Hackley, Elizabeth Petchaka, Solomon and Benoni Tindall, and Isaac Wobby.

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Indian Reserves publications, 1942-1975

Series 2: Bureau of Indiana Affairs records, 1826-1891

Series 3: Indian Reserves oversize materials, undated

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Delores Lahrman in 1973. The Bureau of Indian Affairs records were copied from the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC on 1974/03/18.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs are in the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

MSS.004: Miami Indians collection, 1970-1971

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1982/01/13 by David Tambo. Finding aid created 1982/01/13 by David Tambo. Finding aid revised 2007/04/27 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid completed 2009/09/18 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid revised 2012/11/17 by Bethany Fiechter.
Title
Indian Reserves collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Contact:
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA