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Title A chapter in the life of one of the pioneers of the Reserve
Author Slocum, Mary Cordelia
Date 1880-1899
Document Type Journal
Names Slocum, Mary Cordelia; Slocum, Frances; Slocum, George Remington
Region Ohio; Indiana; Pennsylvania
Places Wabash County, Peru (IN)
Keywords Native Americans, buffalo
Theme Pioneers, Hunters and Explorers
Additional Information From the Newberry Library catalogue: "Ms. account by Mary Cordelia Slocum, probably written during the late 1800s, possibly in Converse, Indiana, of her early life in Peru, Indiana, where she and her family settled in 1846, when she was nine months old. Mary was the grand-niece of Frances Slocum, who, as a five year-old white girl in 1778, had been taken from her home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania by Delaware Indians. Frances and her brother Isaac (Mary’s grandfather) were re-united in 1837, and in 1846, Isaac’s son, the Rev. George Remington Slocum (Mary’s father), moved his family from Rochester, NY to Peru, Indiana to be near Frances who lived in "Deaf Man’s Village" on the Wabash River, where she had gone to live years ago with her husband, Deaf Man, a Miami Indian. Rev. Slocum introduced Christianity to the Miamis there, established a Sunday School, and was able to convince some of the merits of baptism and temperance. Mary’s account contains details of her family’s history, their pioneer existence in Indiana, and her Indian relatives, including Frances’ sons-in-law "Captain" Jean-Baptiste Brouillette and Peter Bondy."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 5464
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue