Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Heading Towards Point Judith


From Visit to Grand-papa: Or, A Week at Newportby Sarah S. Cahoone:

Point Judith (see map published in 1837) was mentioned earlier in the story.

Also see Brenton's Point.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Marsacs In Old Detroit

From A Little Girl in Old Detroit, by Amanda Minnie Douglas:

A few non-fictional Marsacs from Detroit, including Sophia de Marsac Campeau (see portrait below).


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Indian Agents

GA Coast
GA Mountains

 The Hornet's Nesta novel of the Revolutionary War by Jimmy Carter, is concerned with the war "as it was fought in Georgia and the Carolinas ...".  Character Reuben Starling was someone "who represented the district Indian agent."  He said that his "license could only be issued by Indian Superintendent John Stuart, who directly represents the king.  I had to show familiarity with some of the languages, post a bond, and swear my own loyalty to the crown."

"The King's superintendent, John Stuart, was competent and respected by most of the settlers and native leaders.  He did everything possible to prevent any altercations between the whites and the Indians, and the older tribal chiefs joined in this effort to preserve the peace."

"Long before Clarke reached Blue Star's home, Cameron and his family had moved once again, to join Stuart in Pensacola."

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Grave Found For Little Turtle

From Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-no-quah): the great chief of the Miami Indian ...:

He was thirty-nine years old at the time of St. Clair's defeat and sixty years old at the time of his death. It seemed that his grave had been lost to all human knowledge, and that the most diligent search in recent times had failed to locate the exact place of his burial. Thus after sleeping in an unknown grave for a number of years in the vicinity of his former glory, his remains were accidentally found on July 4th, 1911. Two brothers, Albert and Charles Lockner, who had contracted to build a house for Dr. George W. Gillie on Lawton Place, lot 28, near the west bank of the St. Joseph river, while engaged in digging the cellar, uncovered the supposed remains of the great Miami War Chief. [Source]

Source - Gravestone

More about Little Turtle.