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scattered Indian documents in the Archives of the Indies.
Forms of Material:
Division of Rare and Manuscript
Collections, Cornell University Library
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.
Collection material in
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 esists 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."
Huntington Free Library,
Archivo General de
Huntington Free Library.
Indians of North America.
Indians of North America--Government
Indians of North America
New Orleans (La.)