Thomas Nuttall diary

Anishinaabe | Ojibwe
Alternate forms: Ojibwa | Ojibway | Chippewa
Language(s): English
Date: 1810
Type: Text
Genre: Diaries
Extent: 1 volume, 121 p., photostat
Description: Thomas Nuttall's travel narrative tracks his journey from Philadelphia to Detroit during the spring and summer of 1810. Nuttall makes a range of observations, including discussions of the weather, plant life, rivers, and the various people he meets, including Native peoples. The last portion of the narrative, which takes place around Detroit, from which he set out by canoe for Michilimackinac, discusses Indians a fair amount – their history in the area, the various groups he met (Chippewa in particular), and their customs. 
Thomas Nuttall diary (Mss.B.N96)