Church work with Indians -- Society of Friends
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Friends' Indian Aid Association of Philadelphia was an organization of Hicksite Quakers in Philadelphia founded in 1869 to solicit donations of money and goods to distribute to the Indian tribes in Nebraska assigned to the care of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) during the period of Grant's peace policy. The collection includes reports and minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and lists of goods.
Minutes, 1869-1872, of Friends' Social Union, New York City. Aaron M. Powell was one of the early chairmen, and Maria Mitchell included in the speakers. One of the group's continuing concerns was the plight of the American Indians.
The collection consists of typed transcripts of letters published in a local newspaper. They describe the places and people visited during Benjamin H. Miller's tenure as Indian Agent in South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and elsewhere. The nineteen clippings, 1889-1890, were transcribed by William T. Thom, 3rd, a great-grandson. Also includes a typed manuscript introduction that describes Miller's farm, Mt Airy, Montgomery County, Maryland, and a typed index to the letters, 1974-1975.
Papers of the Wistar family, especially concentrating on the work among Native Americans in the Central and Northern Superintendency of Indian Commissioner Thomas Wistar (1798-1876) in the mid-19th century.