Cover of: Stories of Indiana | Maurice Thompson

Stories of Indiana

Published by American book company in New York, Cincinnati, Chicago .
Written in English.

About the Book

The author attempts to convey the history of Indiana solely through a series of “life sketches” and stories, without the usual historical narrative. Chapter headings are:

-The Very First Inhabitants
-The First Human Inhabitants
-Traits and Habits of Wild Indians
-Early Explorers
-Early French Life in Indiana – Pontiac
-Clark’s Capture of Ft. Vincennes, and other Incidents
-Tecumseh – the Prophet – Tippecanoe
-A Daring Man – Narrow Escapes
-An Itinerant Pioneer Preacher
-Flatboat Days
-A Great Man’s Boyhood and Youth
-Black and White
-A Genial Hermit
-The Romance of New Harmony
-A Distinguished Oddity
-Frontier Pests and Afflictions
-Characteristic Incidents and Anecdotes
-The Period of Canals and Plank Roads
-The Birth and Growth of Free Public Schools
-A Raid into Indiana
-Richard Jordan Gatling
-The Writers of Indiana
-The Latest Developments in Indiana

Edition Notes

[8] pages of publisher's advertisements at end.

Book, cloth binding with stamped decoration and title on front cover and spine, Indinana outline on back cover.

The Physical Object

296, [8] p. :
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