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Native American with Bow and Arrow

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Topic Fort St. Joseph
Image Source "Historic Background of South Bend and St. Joseph County in Northern Indiana" by the Schuyler Colfax Chapter, DAR
Image Notes A Native American surveys the scene and ponders the future. The Potawatomis have occupied successively several posts in this area of Michiana. Their village was on the same side of the St. Joseph River as the Fort St. Joseph, a little below it and on a very fine piece of ground.
Time Period Colonial - 1650 - 1764
Image Date 1927
Keywords Fort St. Joseph
Indians
Native American

Additional Information & Sources

Historical Background "Land of Four Flags" by Wilbur M. Cunningham, published in 1961 includes
an early history of life in the St. Joseph River Valley with a chapter on Fort St. Joseph.

"Charlevoix, 1682-1761" includes letters written by Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix describing life on the St. Joseph River during the 18th century.

In the "Historic Background of South Bend and St. Joseph County in Northern Indiana" by the Schuyler Colfax Chapter, DAR, the writers describe the Potawatomi Indian settlement near Fort St. Joseph.

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Books & Videos Land of Four Flags; an Early History of the St. Joseph Valley. Pen drawings by Harvey Franz.; 1973

Charlevoix, 1682-1761 / [edited by J. B. Plym]; 1942

"Historic Background of South Bend and St. Joseph County in Northern Indiana." compiles by the Schuyler Colfax chapter of the DAR; 1927

Newspaper Articles St. Joseph County Public Library, Local & Family History Services - Clipping File (Basement) - Forts - Fort St. Joseph
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