Roll 2_15: J. Whistler to Charles Larned, January 15, 1815
Keywords Chippewas Fort Wayne Michillimackinac Moran Ojibwe Potawatomies Treaty of Greenville
People Charles Larned J. Whistler
Whistler informs Larned that a Potawatomy chief has been <lurking about for several days at this place [Fort Wayne]>. This chief did not attend the Treaty of Greenville which took place the summer before, and his village is near <Moran one of our greatest enemies>. The chief wanted to stay low-profile during his stay at Fort Wayne and hunt for his family. The chief knew that there was a group of Indians from Moran heading to Michillimackinac the previous autumn and that there was a pan-Michigan Indian pact between the Ojibwes (Chippewas) and several other Indian nations.
In the spring of 2019, Dr. Cameron Shriver’s “Intro to the Miami Tribe” students researched the records of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Michigan District (which included the Miami Tribe in northern Indiana) and files of the Office of Indian Affairs related to Miami Removal to west of the Mississippi River in 1846.