Fort Wayne Indian Agency collection  1802-1815
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Additional Descriptive Data

Correspondence or speeches by the following Indian Chiefs:

  • Anderson (Delaware)
  • Bear's Foot (Potawatomi)
  • Beaver (Deleware)
  • Big Snake (Shawnee)
  • Black Hoof (Shawnee)
  • Butler (Shawnee)
  • Captain Lewis (Shawnee)
  • Charley (Eel River)
  • Crane/Tarhe (Wyandot)
  • Five Medals (Potawatomi)
  • Godfroy (Miami)
  • Little Eyes (Chequia)
  • Little Turtle (Miami)
  • Marpot (Powawatomi)
  • Oil Snake (Shawnee)
  • Owl (Miami)
  • Silver Heels (Miami)
  • Winamac/Catfish (Potawatomi)
  • Wolf (Shawnee)
  • Yellow Beaver (Potawatomi)
  • Young Snake (Shawnee)
Related Materials

The Clements Library holds additional manuscripts pertaining to John Johnston and Benjamin Stickney, including:

  • The James Birney papers: an item related to Johnston (August 20, 1850).
  • The Josiah Harmar papers: 7 letters concerning Johnston (December 24, 1834, January 12, 27, April 8, May 6, 21, and June 8, 1835).
  • The Michigan collection: one letter to Johnston from the American Fur Company (January 26, 1818).
  • The War of 1812 collection: one item related to Stickney (February 10, 1813).

The Indiana Historical Society has items related to John Johnston in their Indiana Territory collection.

The Library of Congress holds material concerning Johnston in their Jonathan Meigs and Ethan Allen Brown collections.

The Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio, has several letters, papers, and ephemera of John Johnston.


The Fort Wayne letterbook was published in 1961:

Thornbrough, Gayle. Letter Book of the Indian Agency At Fort Wayne, 1809-1815. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1961.

Hill, Leonard U, and John Johnston. John Johnston and the Indians in the Land of the Three Miamis. Piqua, Ohio, 1957.

Johnston, John. A Vocabulary of Wyandot. Bristol, Pa.: Evolution Pub., 2003.

Griswold, Bert Joseph, and John Johnston. Fort Wayne, Gateway of the West, 1802-1813: Garrison Orderly Books, Indian Agency Account Book. Indianapolis: Historical bureau of the Indiana library and historical department, 1927.