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Draper manuscripts: Draper's notes, 1841-1868.

Author: Lyman Copeland Draper
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Lyman Draper's notes, primarily of interviews (1841-1868), with maps and transcriptions from state and county archives, newspapers, and personal manuscripts, concerning the trans-Appalachian West from about 1750 to 1815, with emphasis on Indian-White conflict, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.
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Genre/Form: Manuscript collection
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Named Person: George Anderson; Big Snake, Shawnee.; Black Fish, Shawnee chief; Black Hawk, Sauk chief; Black Partridge, Potawatomi leader.; Blackbird, Potawatomi chief.; Anthony Bledsoe; Daniel Boone; Nathan Boone; Samuel Brady; Joseph Brant; Daniel Brodhead; William Brooks; Billy Caldwell; Richard Callaway; Arthur Campbell; John Campbell; William Campbell; Captain Johnny, Shawnee leader.; Captain Tommy, Shawnee.; John Casey; William Casey; Michael Cassidy; Jean Baptiste Chardonnais; Chebanse, Potawatomi.; Gilbert Christian; William Christian; Civil John.; George Rogers Clark; William Clark; Benjamin Cleveland; John Clinkenbeard; William Cocke; Cornplanter, Seneca chief; Cornstalk, Shawnee chief; Peter Cornstalk, Shawnee.; William Crawford; Joseph Crockett; William Cunningham; Kinzie Dickerson; Vachel Dickerson; Robert Dickson; Doublehead, Cherokee chief.; John Donelson; John Edgar; George Edwards; Matthew Elliott; John Filson; Foggy Day, Potawatomi.; James Fontaine; George Foulks; Simon Girty; Gomo, Potawatomi.; Elizabeth Grant; William Grant; John Gunsaulus; Samuel Handley; Micajah Harpe; Wiley Harpe; William Henry Harrison; Jacob Holmes; Joseph Holmes; John Johnson, Sir; Robert Johnson; Simon Kenton; Keokuk, Sauk chief; Thomas Kirker; Joseph La Croix; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; Joseph Laframboise; Antoine LeClair, Sr.; J M P Legras; Andrew Lewis; John Lewis; Benjamin Logan; James Logan; Johnny Logan; Main Poque, Potawatomi.; Joseph McDowell; Joseph McDowell; James McIntire; John McIntire; Francis Marion; Joseph Martin; William Martin; Samuel Mason; Alexander Mitchell; John Montgomery; Robert Patterson; Perched Eagle, Potawatomi.; Edward Perrin; Yelverton Peyton; Andrew Pickens; Andrew Poe; Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable; Pontiac, Ottawa Chief; James Potter; William Preston; Cornelius Rains; Mary Rains; Jonathan Ramsay; Josiah Ramsay; Spencer Records; Red Jacket, Seneca chief; James Robertson; James Rogers, Shawnee chief.; Griffith Rutherford; Charles Scott; John Sevier; Valentine Sevier; Shabni; Evan Shelby; Isaac Shelby; David Shepherd; Daniel Smith; Spy-Buck, Shawnee chief.; Adam Stephen; Stone Roller.; John Stuart; Frederick Stump; John Cleves Symmes; Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief; Tenskwatawa, Shawnee Prophet.; John Tipton; Stephen Trigg; Jacob Van Braam; Nancy Ward; Cornelius Washburn; Anthony Wayne; Samuel Wells; William Wells; Lewis Wetzel; Aquilla Whitaker; Jacob White; William Whitley; David Williamson; Samuel McDole Wilson; James Winchester; Ebenezer Zane; Jonathan Zane; Silas Zane; Boone family.; Bryant family.; Callaway family.; Cuppy family.; Dickinson family.; Girty family.; Hedges family.; Jolly family.; Kenton family.; Lewis family.; Munger family.; Musick family.; Renfrew family.; Sevier family.; Todd family.; Van Bibber family.; Wetzel family.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lyman Copeland Draper
OCLC Number: 145783164
Notes: Volumes 1-3, 6-8, 17-20, 22, 25, and 27-33 contain indexes.
Forms part of the Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts. The Draper Manuscripts consist of fifty collections, sometimes referred to as fifty "series," under the one overarching title. See the Draper Manuscripts Overview on the Wisconsin Historical Society website, and the "Guide to the Draper Manuscripts" by Josephine Harper (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983) for further information.
Description: 3.6 c.f. (33 volumes)
Other Titles: Draper Mss

Abstract:

Lyman Draper's notes, primarily of interviews (1841-1868), with maps and transcriptions from state and county archives, newspapers, and personal manuscripts, concerning the trans-Appalachian West from about 1750 to 1815, with emphasis on Indian-White conflict, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.

Includes material on Indian wars, including Dunmore's War, 1774; expeditions against the Cherokee in 1776, 1788, and 1793; Crawford's campaign, 1782; John Logan's Shawnee expedition, 1787; the Great Miami treaty, 1786; the Nickajack campaign, 1794; a battle between the Potawatomi and Stephen Cole's party, 1810; Henry Dodge's expeditions of 1812 and 1814; and Indian attacks and captivities in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Also includes material on the Revolutionary War in Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and the Mohawk Valley, and the battles of Point Pleasant, Monmouth, King's Mountain, and Blue Licks, activities of spies, St. Clair's defeat, and Clark's Illinois campaign.

Material on the War of 1812 includes descriptions of the Chicago massacre and battles of Frenchtown, Raisin River, and Thames. Also includes information on early settlement in Missouri and Kentucky, the state of Franklin, Shays' Rebellion, the upper Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien (Wisconsin), the Rock River valley (Illinois and Wisconsin), Indian traders at Milwaukee (circa 1800), and Hugh F. Bell's recollections of game hunting and cooking in Kentucky (circa 1795), with instructions for making a bearskin coat.

Persons interviewed include Seneca Indians at the Cattaraugus Reservation (New York); Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone, and his wife, Olive Van Bibber Boone; Simon Girty's daughter, Sarah Munger; and Simon Kenton's son, William M. Kenton. Includes excerpts from Benjamin Van Cleve's manuscript biography, from Nathaniel Hart's journal of Anthony Wayne's 1794 campaign, and copies of Wayne papers for 1792-1795. Individuals noted as subject terms below are discussed in the interviews.

Also includes information on the Lewis family of Virginia, and on the Musick, Renfroe, Todd, and Wetzel families, and genealogical information for the Boone, Bryan, Callaway, Girty, Kenton, Munger, Sevier, and Van Bibber families, and for the families of John Cuppy, Thomas Dickerson, Silas Hedges, Henry Jolly, and Spencer Records.

Maps include Kaskaskia (Illinois), portions of Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and the Tippecanoe battleground.

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