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Title Essay on the Welsh Indians [manuscript], written by Tom Placide
Author Placide, Tom
Date c.1801
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Undated essay by Tom Placide discussing the origin of the Welsh Indians in 1170 and providing examples of the Welsh language being understood by various nineteenth century North American Indian tribes. Placide speculates that the Welsh Indians became the "Padoucas," but also cites accounts, including those of George Catlin, Lt. Roberts (1851), and Capt. Davies, which suggest that the Mud Indians of Illinois, the Mandans, and the "Asquaw" were of Welsh descent.
Names Placide, Tom; Gwynedd, Owen; Madoc; Iorwerth
Places Missouri, Illinois, United States
Keywords Welsh Indians, language, expedition, history, sovereignty, essay
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation Mandan
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Manuscript reads 1801.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 730
Catalogue Link https://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/nby/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&v1=1&BBRecID=145786