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Title Papers [manuscript]: [ca. 1850-1885]
Author Parker, Samuel Ely (1828-1895)
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Speeches, lecture notes, and correspondence, ca. 1850-1885, of Ely Samuel Parker, regarding Indian customs and traits, the Indian policies of government and religious bodies, and his own background. Includes an undated July 4th address on temperance; lecture notes (ca. 1850) on Indian dances, games, and social and domestic habits; an address (ca. 1878) containing autobiographical notes and commentary on white Indian policy from the Pilgrims to the early 19th century; and lecture notes (1885) on Indian clans. Also two letters, one, ca. 1885, addressed to his friend, the poet and writer Harriet Maxwell Converse, denouncing the civilizing efforts of organized religion and the U.S. policies of allotment and citizenship.
Names Converse, Harriet Maxwell (1836-1903); Pearsall, Mrs
Places United States
Keywords custom, government, church, Christianity, religion, alcohol, education, dance, family life, history, citizenship, allotment
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Parker was a Seneca sachem, engineer, soldier, and first Indian commissioner of Indian affairs, 1869-1871.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 674
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue