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TCHA ID Number2-27(3)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f27i2
TitleWm Wells
Other TitleWilliam Wells
CreatorBall, Cable
Description"Wm Wells" (in Cable Ball's handwriting; probably c. 1918-1920) AMs, 1 p. (written in pencil)
Description ContinuedWells was captured by the Miamis in Kentucky at the age of eleven and was adopted by Little Turtle. He became an interpreter, married a sister of Little Turtle, and eventually joined General Wayne's army as captain of the spies. He was granted a large area of land near Fort Wayne, and his son Wayne Wells was a West Point graduate. William Wells was Indian agent at Fort Wayne in 1812 and was killed in that year in the defense of Fort Dearborn. His killers cut out and ate his heart in order to acquire his bravery.
SubjectsWells, William
Miami Indians
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
Date of Original1918; 1919; 1920
Extent of Original1 p. ; 20 cm.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized8/08/2006
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/c6k64g1k