Photostats Of Scattered Indian Documents In The Archives Of The Indies. 1765-1802.

Collection Number: 9254

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Photostats of scattered Indian documents in the Archives of the Indies. 1765-1802.
Collection Number:
9254
Creator:
Huntington Free Library,
Quantity:
.5
Forms of Material:
Correspondence
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Photostats of a selection of important manuscripts and documents regarding Indians from the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain, particularly the section of Papeles procedentes de Cuba.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

List compiled March 20, 1926 by Reina Mercedes. Photostats of a selection of important manuscripts and documents regarding Indians from the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain, particularly the section of Papeles procedentes de Cuba. This includes correspondence, reports to Congress, census information, and treaties, with a focus on New Orleans and southern Indians during the late 1700s. Correspondents include Pierre-Joseph Favrot, John Doughty, Esteban Miró́ and other governors and authority figures. Documents are not necessarily complete, though some are. Probably compiled for someone's research in the 1920s. Paraphrased from the 1926 guide: "Report on a few scattered documents on Indian affaris, found in the General Archvies of the Indies. Attention was confined to communications to and from Indians ("direct discourse"), to treaties, commissions, etc. The documents photocopied are not related to each other, the collection being, in fact, only an indication of what material exists at Seville. The idea was to hear through these documents what the red man had to say for himself, and what was said to him, with as little interference by white mediators as possible."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Huntington Free Library,
Favrot, Pierre-Joseph, 1749-1824.
Miró, Esteban, 1744-1795.
Archivo General de Indias.
Huntington Free Library.

Subjects:
Cherokee Indians.
Chickasaw Indians.
Comanche Indians.
Creek Indians.
Explorers--France.
Explorers--Spain.
Indians of North America.
Indians of North America--Government relations.
Indians of North America
Osage Indians.
Pawnee Indians.
Seminole Indians.

Places:
New Orleans (La.)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Photostats of scattered Indian documents in the Archives of the Indies. #9254. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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