Category Archives: Osage

American Indian Records on Ancestry

Recently Ancestry.com added several sets of American Indian records to their collection, and some are free. This link should take you directly to the American Indian Collection search function at Ancestry. This collection includes the following data bases: Advertisements

Posted in Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Five Civilized Tribes, Freedmen, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Osage, Research, Resources, Seminole | 3 Comments

Stand Watie, Cherokee

Stand Watie (December 12, 1806 – September 9, 1871; also known as Standhope Uwatie, Degataga (Cherokee: ᏕᎦᏔᎦ), meaning “stand firm”, and Isaac S. Watie) was a leader of the Cherokee Nation and a brigadier general of the Confederate States Army … Continue reading

Posted in Cherokee, Choctaw, Military, Muscogee, Osage, Seminole | 1 Comment

Charles “Indian Charley” Curtis – 1st Native American in the White House

Charles Curtis (January 25, 1860 – February 8, 1936) was a United States Representative, a longtime United States Senator from Kansas later chosen as Senate Majority Leader by his Republican colleagues, and the 31st Vice President of the United States … Continue reading

Posted in Cheyenne, Kaw, Osage, Potawatomi | 4 Comments

Indians in Missouri

Missouri at one time hosted several Native tribes, but today, none remain.  The Illini, Missouri, Osage and Quapaw were the primary tribes with the Chickasaw occupying the far southeast corner, the Ioway the northern border and the Otoe the far northwest … Continue reading

Posted in Chickasaw, Illini, Ioway, Missouria, Osage, Otoe, Quapaw | 1 Comment

Oto Indians

Once again, the Carlisle records provided the name of a tribe I hadn’t seen before, the Oto Indians.  The painting above by Karl Bodmer shows the Missouri, the Oto and the Chief of the Puncas (Ponca) circa 1840-1843. The Otoe, or … Continue reading

Posted in Ho-Chunk, Ioway, Kaw, Missouria, Omaha, Osage, Otoe, Ponca, Sac and Fox, Winnebago | 3 Comments