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Title Letters [manuscript]: Shakopee, Minn., to H.M. Hitchcock, Minneapolis, Minn., 1929-1931
Author Pond, Elnathan Judson (b.1847)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two letters, Nov. 8, 1929, and Dec. 16, 1931, from E.J. Pond to H.M. Hitchcock, regarding the Mdewakanton Sioux families of Charles Alexander Eastman and Big Thunder, and their contact with Samuel and Gideon Pond. Eastman family members noted include Cloudman, Cloudman’s daughter who married the army artist, Seth Eastman, and Mary Nancy Eastman. Also discussed are Big Thunder, Little Crow (son), and the untimely deaths of Big Thunder’s other children.
Names Big Thunder; Cloudman; Little Crow (d.1863); Eastman, Mary Nancy (d.1858); Hitchcock, Hiram M.
Places Lake Calhoun, Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
Keywords frontier, pioneer, missionary, Christianity, religion, miscegenation, family life
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Son of Minnesota Sioux missionary and Presbyterian minister, Samuel William Pond. From 1834 to 1853 Samuel Pond and his brother, Gideon, ministered to and taught the Sioux, first at Lake Calhoun, and later at Oak Grove (Gideon) and Shakopee (Samuel). Both remained at their missions following the Sioux removal to reservations and formed congregations among families settling the ceded lands.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3151
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue