William Medill to La Porte, IN, October 10, 1846

William Medill to La Porte, IN, October 10, 1846

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[067-068] This letter from William Medill begins by informing the recipient that <"G. Fitch has been discontinued from his position as physician">. The letter is sent to La Porte, Indiana. Around this time period, Native American tribes were being pushed off of this land through the means of treaties. This letter is going to a political leader of the newly acquired land. Medill is notifying him that the doctor in charge of tending to the Tribe on their journey west is being replaced. Medill recommends T. Norman Eddy as a qualified replacement as the physician. The recipient of this letter has political power within La Porte.



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    Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
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William Medill to La Porte, IN, October 10, 1846

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William Medill sends a second letter on October 10, 1846 to a leader in La Porte, IN. There had been a treaty passed to move Miamis and other Native American tribes west a few years prior, however, many Miami Tribe members still resided in La Porte. Medill is checking up on the status of the tribe and calling for their removal immediately.



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William Medill to La Porte, IN, October 10, 1846

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G. Fitch was the prior physician who served the Miami Tribe on their journey out west. The letter states that he is going to be replaced. This letter proves that the settlers understood that the journey west of the Mississippi River was dangerous and long. For this reason, they provided the tribe with a doctor, and they also ensured that they would be making the journey during the spring. They did this so that the tribe would not face any treacherous weather on their journey. Unfortunately for the Miami Tribe, it was still very treacherous, and a small child along with an elder ended up dying along the journey.



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