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Shawnee
Language(s): English
Date: 1708-1754
Type:Text
Extent: 8 items
Description: Six letters regarding a mine Indians have discovered and are working; Shawnees "performing business" for Colonel Evans; Shawnees allegedly guilty of murdering colonists and Logan's efforts to treat with Newcheconner about it; Newcheconner's instistence on Shawnee innocence in the matter; a pass for Shikellamy to come to Philadelphia. A 1754 deposition by George Croghan and two other traders complaining that they were robbed and detained by pro-French Shawnees led by Peter Chartier at Shawneetown on the Allegany, and that their (enslaved?) African American servant was set free. A 1737 report by George Miranda titled "A true account of all the men in the three towns in Allegania of the Shawnese nation, " containing names and total population figures for French Town, Peter Chartier Town, Kiscomonetta's Town.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)

Taíno
Alternate forms: Carib
Language(s): English
Date: 1922
Genre: Essays
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Eugenics Record Office Records consist of 330.5 linear feet of materials relating to the ERO, founded in 1910 for the study of human heredity and as a repository for genetic data on human traits. The Eugenics Record Office Papers (1670-1964) contain trait schedules, newspaper clippings, manuscript essays, pedigree charts, article abstracts, reprints, magazine articles, bibliographies, photographs, hair samples, postcard pictures, card files, and some correspondence which document the projects of the Eugenics Record Office during the thirty-four years of its operation. Taino (Carib) materials include Folder "A:9780. South America" (1922) in Series I. Trait Files, Box #65, which contains a journal article titled "Discovering Diamonds in British Guiana: An American's Adventure in Opening Up the Treasure House on the Upper Mazaruni River" by William J. LaVarre, Jr., in which the author tells of locating diamond deposits through his association with Carib (Taino) villagers. The article includes textual descriptions and photos of indigenous individuals.
Collection: Eugenics Record Office Records (Mss.Ms.Coll.77)