Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899

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Pokagon (1830-1899) was a Potawatomi Indian, the son of Chief Leopold Pokagon. Educated at Oberlin College and Twinsburg Institute, he was a gifted orator and writer. He wrote a number of articles and books about Potawatomi legends, language, and culture, some of which were produced on birchbark. A collection of his books is in the Clarke Historical Library. (Information from the collection.).

From the description of Collection, 1928,1958. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 43624464

Pokagon was chief of the Potawatomi tribe in western Michigan.

From the description of Collection, 1841-1967. (Joint Archive of Holland, History Research Center). WorldCat record id: 30767474

Chief of Potawatomi Indians, 1840-1899.

From the description of Simon Pokagon papers, 1893-1901 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 664695940

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creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
referencedIn Gibbons, James, 1834-1921. Indians of North America printed material, 1881-1939. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Clifton, James A. Native American research collection, 1806-2001. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899. Birch bark booklets. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899. Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1897. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Cole, Leon J. Papers, 1897-1913. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899. Collection, 1841-1967. Joint Archive of Holland, History Research Center
creatorOf Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899. Simon Pokagon papers, 1893-1901 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Montezuma, Carlos, 1866-1923. Carlos Montezuma papers, 1888-1936, (bulk 1888-1922). Newberry Library
referencedIn Gordon, Eleanor Lytle Kinzie, 1835-1917. Letters, 1912 Mar. 6-May 30. Newberry Library
creatorOf Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1893. Letter, l897 Feb 15; Hartford, Mich., to A.G. Broks. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899. Collection, 1928,1958. Clarke Historical Library
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associatedWith Broks, H. G. person
associatedWith Clifton, James A. person
associatedWith Cole, Leon J. person
associatedWith Gordon, Eleanor Lytle Kinzie, 1835-1917. person
associatedWith Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. person
associatedWith Michigan Historical Commission. corporateBody
correspondedWith Montezuma, Carlos, 1866-1923. person
associatedWith Pokagon, Leopold. person
associatedWith Quigno, Joseph. person
associatedWith Quigno, Julia. person
associatedWith Smith, Dana P. person
associatedWith Thompson, John Bochin, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Van Buren County (Mich.)
Paw Paw (Mich.)
Holland (Mich.)
America
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Potawatomi Indians
Indians of North America--Biography
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Birth 1830

Death 1899

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