Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Indian Races of North and South America

Judy added this weekend to our Native American collection online "The Indian Races of North and South America." This manuscript provides details on various Native American tribes of America. While it comprises over 500 pages it is still not an exhaustive study of the Native American nations.

An Account of the Principal Aboriginal Races; A Description of their National Customs, Mythology, and Religious Ceremonies; The History of their most Powerful Tribes, and of their Most Celebrated Chiefs and Warriors; Their Intercourse and Wars with the European Settlers; and A Great Variety of Anecdote and Description, Illustrative of Personal and National Character. Including The Late Sioux War and Indian Massacres in Minnesota.

  • The Aborigines Of Mexico
  • The Florida Indians
  • The Indians Of Virginia
  • New England Indians
  • The Iroquois or Six Nations
  • Pontiac's War
  • The Delawares, Shawanees, and Other Tribes of the Middle and Western States
  • Indians of The Southern States
  • Northern Races
  • The Knisteneaux, Chippewa, &c
  • The Sioux, or Dahcota, and other Tribes of the same Race
  • Indians of the Great Western Prairies
  • Tribes on the Columbia and its Tributaries
  • The Shoshonees, or Snake Indians
Visit the Web Page: The Indian Races of North and South America

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New Additions to Mississippi Genealogy

I have made several new postings to Mississippi Genealogy today:

Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, Or Tishomingo Creek, June 2nd to 12th, 1864

At the beginning of June 1864, Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest set out with his cavalry corps of about 2,000 men to enter Middle Tennessee and destroy the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, which was carrying men and supplies to Major General William T. Sherman in Georgia. On June 10, 1864, Forrest's smaller Confederate force defeated a much larger Union column under Brig. General Samuel Sturgis at Brice's Cross Roads. This brilliant tactical victory against long odds cemented Forrest's reputation as one of the foremost mounted infantry leaders of the war.

The Origin Of Certain Place Names In The State Of Mississippi

The contribution, of which this paper forms a part was prepared for publication as a bulletin of the U. S. Geological Survey under the title of The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States.

The Battle of Tupelo, or Harrisburg, July 14th, 1863
After the Confederate victory at the battle of Brice's Crossroads, the supply lines for William T. Sherman's armies in Georgia became increasingly vulnerable. District commander, Cadwallader C. Washburn dispatched a force under General Andrew J. Smith to deal with Confederate cavalier, Nathan Bedford Forrest. The Battle of Tupelo was a Union victory over Confederate forces in northern Mississippi which ensured the safety of William T. Sherman's supply lines.