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    • Picture of pioneer home life

    • Parke County (Ind.);Homesteading;Pioneers;Frontier & pioneer life
    • Three typed pages which contain a description of what life was like for an early resident of Parke County, Indiana. George Marks was born March 28, 1848 on the farm his parents claimed in 1830. He describes what life was like growing up on his...
    • Story of Se-Seep

    • Indians of North America; Pioneers; Frontier & pioneer life;
    • Two typed pages containing a story of an encounter between Native Americans and a white man. Se-Seep was the chief of the Pottawotomies and Kickapoos. The white man was Noah Hubbard.
    • Vermillion County

    • Indians of North America; Settlements; Frontier & pioneer life; Pioneers; Natural resources; Land; Agriculture; Commerce; Industry; Transportation; Religion; Education; Newspapers; Politics & government; State government; Harrison, William Henry,...
    • Forty two typed pages about Vermillion County, Indiana. Chapter 1 -- Mound Builders and Indians. Chapter 2 -- The White Man moves in. Chapter 3 -- Folklore : as the first settlers lived. Chapter 4 -- Natural setting. Chapter 5 -- Development...
    • Indian story

    • Indians of North America; Frontier & pioneer life; Names;
    • One typed page describing how Brouillett's Creek received its name. It was named after a French trader who escaped being killed by Native Americans.
    • Great slaughter of animals

    • Frontier & pioneer life; Pioneers; Hunting; Contests; Wolf hunting; Wolves; Fox hunting; Foxes; Crows; Raccoon hunting; Raccoons; Minks; Squirrels; Chipmunks;
    • One typed page describing hunting animals in the pioneer days of Vermillion County, Indiana. There was a contest to hunt animals, and wolves, foxes, crows, raccoons, and minks were given more credit than other animals. Squirrels and chipmunks...
    • Soap making

    • Parke County (Ind.);Household soap;Lye;Pioneers;Frontier & pioneer life
    • Two typed pages which describe how pioneers in Parke County, Indiana made lye for their soap using ashes which came from the wood they burnt as fuel for cooking and warmth. They then added the lye to meat by products and soap was made after a two...
    • Hoosier cabin

    • Parke County (Ind.);Frontier & pioneer life;Pioneers;Log cabins;Building materials;Building construction
    • Five typed pages which contain an excerpt from the Rockville Republican, Dec 18, 1918. The article contains a description by F.M. Wiley about describes the techiques used to build the original settlers homes.
    • Pioneer cabin

    • Parke County (Ind.);Frontier & pioneer life;Pioneers;Cabins
    • Two typed pages which describes how the cabins that pioneers built and how the pioneers lived. This page is taken from the conclusion of the Autobiography of James Crooks, Published by Moore and Langen Printing Company, Terre Haute, Indiana.
    • Copy of a letter by Dempsey Seybold

    • Pioneers;Frontier & pioneer life;Food;Clothing & dress;Shoes;Parke County (Ind.)
    • Two typed pages which contain a letter from Dempsey Seybold to an unknown person, the letter describes some of his daily life in his prior 82 years of life. It discusses making mush, jonny cakes, hominy and homemade clothing and shoes.
    • Autobiography of a settler

    • Parke County (Ind.);Pioneers;Frontier & pioneer life
    • Five typed pages which contain a copy of an original owned by Mr. W.B. Woody of Indianapolis, Indiana. It describes what Parke County was like when he arrived here in 1829. It talks about life was like for him and his family when they first arrived...
    • Log cabin

    • Parke County (Ind.);Turkey Run State Park (Ind.);Log cabins;Frontier & pioneer life
    • One typed page which was taken from the Indiana Historical Bulletin, 1927, which talks about the log cabin which was moved to Turkey Run State Park for tourists to view.
    • Indian story

    • Indians of North America; Frontier & pioneer life; Pioneers; Vigo County (Ind.);
    • Two typed pages which relate a story told by a pioneer about an Indian he thought was attacking him but in reality was trying to return his daughter's shoe she had lost.
    • Drawn into ambush

    • Ambushes; Indians of North America; Vigo County (Ind.); Frontier & pioneer life;
    • One typed page from Beckwith's History of Vigo County which relates a pioneer's memories of an ambush by Indians on two soldiers.
    • Four stories from early Terre Hauteans

    • Frontier & pioneer life; Indians of North America; Kidnappings; Pianos; Terre Haute (Ind.); Taxes; Wabash River (Ind.); Political elections; Politicians;
    • Seven typed pages which contain four stories from early settlers of Terre Haute, Indiana. The first told of a kidnapping of a child, Frank Thomas by Indians, the second recalls the time when the Wabash River was used for shipping goods down river,...

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