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    • Buried treasure

    • Indians of North America; Indians of North America -- Indiana Territory; Silver; Treasure hunts; Treasure chests;
    • Barbara Bigham is both the collector and informant in this legend pertaining to the lost treasure at McBride's Bluff.
    • Vermillion County : history

    • Indians of North America; Miami Indians; Hamtramck, John Francis, 1756-1803; Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841; Indian encampments
    • Eight typed pages describing the history of Vermillion County from before the first settlers until ca. 1812. Notable persons include: the Miamis, the Kickapoos, the Mosquitans, the Pattawatomies, General Hamtramck, Shelby farm, M. Laselle, John...
    • Clinton Coal Company calendar, 1918

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Calendars; Indians of North America; Clinton Coal Company (Clinton, Ind.);
    • This is the January page from the Clinton Coal Company's 1918 calendar. The company distributed the calendars locally to businesses and other customers. The picture on the calendar represents Native Americans.
    • Hynes, W. F. 1937-03-25

    • Books; Condolence notes; Heinl, Marie Debs; Indians of North America; Thank-you notes; Writing;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 3/25/37. Tells Theodore Debs that he was sorry to hear about the death of his sister, Marie Debs Heinl. Says that he greatly appreciated the copy of DEBS AND THE POETS that Theodore Debs sent. Informs Theodore Debs that he...
    • Lovers' leap, Alton, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Indigenous peoples; Death; Love; Couples;
    • Barbara McPherson's transcribed interview of Maude McPherson about Lovers' Leap. According to McPherson, an Indian chief's daughter was in love with an Indian who was crippled and couldn't be a warrior anymore. The chief was going to force her into...
    • Lovers' leap, Alton, Illinois

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Indigenous peoples; Death; Love; Couples;
    • Barbara McPherson's transcribed interview of James McPherson about Lovers' Leap. According to McPherson, an Indian chief's daughter loved a warrior from another tribe. They met in secret, but one day someone saw them and told the chief about their...
    • Indian Joe

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • Dan McGlone's transcribed interview of Dan Deighton about Indian Joe. According to Deighton, if you want to be scared you should go to Bethesda Cemetery on a full moon. They say that Indian Joe comes out of his grave with his dog and tells stories.
    • Indian Joe

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • Dan McGlone's transcribed interview of Tammy Parsons about Indian Joe. According to Parsons, Indian Joe claimed the hill in the field just south of Cruise Road was an Indian burial ground. Indian Joe could feel it in his bones. There was a cheif...
    • Indian Joe

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • Dan McGolne's transcribed interview of Bob Eyers about Indian Joe. According to Eyers, Indian Joe had a way with animals. No dogs would bite him and he could chant a rattlesnake to sleep.
    • Indian Joe

    • Legends; People; Indians of North America; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • Dan McGlone's transcribed interview of Brian Jones about Indian Joe. According to Jones, Indian Joe had a hat with a band of charms. One of the charms was used for healing. He could pass the charm over any part of your body that was bleeding and...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Indians of North America; Ghosts;
    • Donald Thompson's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Micah Johnson. In this account, Thompson describes a woman dressed in white who can be seen along a certain stretch of road in Terre Haute, Indiana. When...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Indians of North America; Ghosts;
    • Erin Johnson's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Micah Johnson. In this account, the informant describes the ghost of an Indian princess who appears along a certain stretch of road around Halloween. She...

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