I am reading the diary of Mrs. Lydia Bacon who accompanied her husband, a quartermaster in the 4th U.S Regiment of Infantry under Governor William Henery Harrison, to Vincennes, Indiana where he saw action in the battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811.
Mrs. Bacon recorded that a few days after the battle she, with her husband, attended an Indian Council. I have not been able to uncover anything more on this topic.
Why was the council held and which native historical figures attended?
Thank you for your help,
My ancestors were at SSMarie where they interacted a lot wth the Ojibwe (one of them Hercules had a sone who was almost certainly Ojibwe) so I have been doing more research in this area. Tthere are many records which deal indirectly with such meetigns and councils.
- the Michigan Historiacl Society published many records which are available on line
- much correspondence of the Dept of Indian Affairs still exists in a variety of sources
Thanks you for the reply.
Your info is very helpful. I will certainly look into the Michigan Historical Society publications online.
Thanks once again,