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TCHA ID Number2-35(7)
TCHA Alternative ID Number1-54(30)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f35i6
TitleSpirit rocks : old Shields' story
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
Description"Spirit Rocks. Old Shields' Story" (title from verso of first page) AMs, 2 p. (handwritten on paper with embossed seal reading "L.L.B.&Co.')
Description ContinuedBegins with excerpt from published volume regarding a spirit that the Indians regarded as inhabiting a rabbit-shaped rock near Mackinaw. They would place offerings to the Great Spirit upon the rock. George Winter then recounts a story told by the old pioneer Shields who often passed a rock on his way to Logansport, which the Potawatamis held in similar veneration. Shields would often take the offerings of tobacco which were left on the rock and chew or smoke them himself. Shields was an old Indian fighter, hated Indians, and viewed them as a curse to the countryside. This attitude brought about many confrontations in the pioneer period.
SubjectsIndians of North America--Spiritual life
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. ; 25 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/c6r49nqc