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TCHA ID Number2-35(2)
TCHA Alternative ID Number1-54(16)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f35i2
TitleMedicine men : tooth of the mastadon at Peru, Indiana : Osage village
Other TitleTooth of the mastadon at Peru, Indiana
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
Description"Medicine men" "Tooth of the Mastadon at Peru, Indiana." "Osage village" (title from verso of second page) AMs, 2 p. (written on back of preprinted insurance forms)
Description ContinuedThe tooth of a mammoth was found in 1843 in a cornfield at the Osage village near Peru. The man who found it, a simple and uneducated person, thought he would make a fortune from it. A local wag played a practical joke on him, pretending to drop the tooth into the canal from the bridge near Godfroy's trading post, while he actually had dropped a stone and palmed the tooth. It was later learned that the tooth was part of the contents of the medicine bag of a deceased resident of Osage Village.
SubjectsIndians of North America--Indiana
Peru (Ind.)
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.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized7/20/2006
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/c6nc5z4f