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TCHA ID Number2-34(4)
TCHA Alternative ID Number1-54(27)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f34i4
TitleKilling of the Squaw, and the Revenge
Other TitleRevenge
ContributorsWinter, George, 1810-1876
Scott, James B.
Description"The Killing of the Squaw, and the Revenge. Conversation with J. B. Scott, formerly of Logansport, now of Delphi." (title from verso) AMs, 2 p. (handwritten on back of preprinted insurance forms)
Description ContinuedGeorge Winter was told this story of tragedy in an Indian family by Jas. B. Scott, who was a youth in 1836, when it occurred. An Indian was returning from Logansport with his wife, his wife's sister, and his child when he demanded some money from his wife. When she refused, knowing he would spend it on whiskey, he stabbed her to death. He then fell asleep, and the dead woman's sister killed him with an axe taken from Joseph Barron's woodpile. She then rode off, possibly to Chicago. Scott and other curious residents of Logansport came out to view the gory scene. Although General Marshall, who was Indian agent at the time, attempted to trace the woman, she was never found. Such a revenge is considered proper by Indian custom.
SubjectsIndians of North America--Indiana
Indians of North America--Social life
Manners & customs
Death
Revenge
RepositoryTippecanoe County Historical Association
RightsImages in the George Winter Collection should not be used without written permission from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. To obtain reproduction rights and prices, contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, http://www.tcha.mus.in.us
Extent of Original2 p. ; 34 cm.
Languageeng
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized7/20/2006
Typetext
FormatJP2
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution300 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c6x34vd4