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Language(s): English
Date: 1830-1846
Type:Text
Genre: Diaries
Extent: 98 pages
Description: Diary excerpts. Original in Harvard College library. Records interview with follower of Braddock who reports that Washington advised taking Indian aid; reads manuscript introduction to McKenney's contemplated volumes of Indian portraits; finds Albert Gallatin "full of zeal" on collecting Indian languages (1830-1831). Meets with Ephraim G. Squier; suggests he look at additional western mounds (1846).
Collection: Selected papers, [ca. 1819-1863], relating to Benjamin Franklin (Mss.B.Sp25)

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. 
Collection: Thomas Nuttall diary (Mss.B.N96)