This page lists the references and bibliography, not only for the genealogy databases, but also for the other articles on this website related to the Otoe-Missouria and the Munsee.

Oral History

Although we all have vague remembrances of our ancestors, it was the work of my cousin, Janet Stockey, who ultimately motivated me to make this project a reality. During numerous visits and conversations with our relatives in Oklahoma, she accumulated bits and pieces of oral history, often recorded on napkins and other scraps of paper. When she typed them into a three page outline and gave me a copy, it motivated me to begin this endeavor. When I put the information online, I made some Internet connections, which led to correspondence with several relatives. I want to thank the following cousins for their help: the Clio Caleb Church family, the Linda Plake Sparlin family, Jim Karanikolaou and his family, Maria Deroin Hall, Connie Matheson, the Grinnell family, the Supernaw family, the Spooner family, Amy Dailey, Cynthia Dailey Kipp, Don Childs, Freeman Marlow, Bea Inman, and the Laura Fix family.

My Personal Library

  1. Census of the Chippewa and Christian Indians, June 30, 1893. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives Building. Photocopy of the microfilm copy of the census submitted by J. A. Scott, agent, Pottawatomie and Great Nemaha Indian Agency, Kansas, to the Office of Indian Affairs.
  2. Census of the Otoe and Missouri, 1889 to 1937. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives Building. Photocopies and digital copies the annual censuses submitted by the Otoe Agency to the Office of Indian Affairs.
  3. Chapman, Berlin Basil. The Otoes and Missourias. Stillwater, OK: Times Journal, 1965. A comprehensive documentation of the tribe’s land cessions and subsequent litigation with the Indian Claims Commission.
  4. Dorsey, James Owen. “Otoe and Missouri Census of 1880″. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives, MS 4800 Dorsey Papers: Chiwere (3.3.1) 298. Photocopy. Used with permission.
  5. Edmunds, R. David. The Otoe-Missouria People. Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series, 1976. A concise history textbook which covers the entire story of the Otoe-Missouria, from pre-history to today.
  6. Good Tracks, Jimm G. Iowa-Otoe-Missouria Language Dictionary. Boulder: University of Colorado, 1992. A lexicon of Jiwere to English and English to Jiwere, from the Department of Linguistics. Used with permission.
  7. Gray, Elma E. Wilderness Christians — the Moravian Mission to the Delaware Indians. Toronto: Macmillan, 1956. Chronicles of the work of Moravian missionaries in the U.S. and in Canada during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  8. Herring, Joseph B. “The Chippewa and Munsee Indians: Acculturation and Survival in Kansas, 1850s–1870″ in Kansas History, vol. 6(4), Winter 1983/84, pp. 212-220.
  9. Milner II, Clyde A. “The Otos and Factionalism” in With Good Intentions: Quaker Work among the Pawnees, Otos, and Omahas in the 1870s. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1982. A doctoral dissertation submitted to Yale University which examines the Quakers’ attempts to assimilate the Indians of Nebraska.
  10. Olmstead, Earl P. Blackcoats among the Delaware — David Zeisberger on the Ohio Frontier. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1991. A historical biography of the most celebrated Moravian minister, who founded the missions which eventually led to the Munsee settling in Kansas.
  11. Otoe-Missouria Tribal Cemetery. My personal transcription of all legible grave markers in the tribal cemetery from July 2007.
  12. Otoe-Missouria Tribe. The Otoe-Missouria Elders: Centennial Memoirs. Red Rock, OK, 1981. A collection of oral histories from the tribal elders in celebration of the tribe’s first hundred years in Oklahoma.
  13. Ricksecker, Rev. Levi, et al. New Westfield Moravian Church Records, 1862-1899, photocopy from the collection of the Franklin County (Kansas) Historical Society. Used with permission.
  14. Stanley, Lori A. The Indian Path of Life: the Life History of Truman Washington Dailey of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. Columbia: University of Missouri, 1993. A doctoral dissertion submitted to the University of Missouri, describing the life of Truman W. Dailey, as told in his stories about himself, our family, and our tribe.
  15. Schweitzer, Marjorie M. “Otoe-Missouria Grandmothers” in American Indian Grandmothers. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 1999. Stories that honor the grandmothers’ influence on the family, from interviews with Fannie Moore Grant, Lizzie Dailey Harper, Lavina Koshiway Dailey, Susie Caleb Dailey, Lucille Burgess Whitecloud, Julia Pipestem Pettit, and others.
  16. Weslager, C. A. “Enrollment List of Chippewa and Delaware-Munsies Living in Franklin County, Kansas, May 31, 1900″ in The Kansas Historical Quarterly, vol. 40(2), 1974, pp. 234-40. Photocopy provided by Clio Caleb Church.
  17. Weslager, C. A. The Delaware Indians: a History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1972. Current printing, 2003 [E99.D2 W39]
  18. Whitman, William. The Oto. New York: Columbia University, 1937. A doctoral dissertation submitted to Columbia University about the anthropology of the Otoe-Missouria, as told by tribal elders.

Library References

  1. Chapman, Berlin Basil, et al. Otoe and Missouria: The Prehistoric and historic habitat of the Missouri and Otoe Indians. New York: Garland Publishing Inc, 1974. [E99.M682 P73]
  2. Hennepin, Father Louis. A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America. Reprint of the 1698 London edition. Notes and index by Reuben Gold Thwaite. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1903. [F352 .H75]
  3. La Salle, Nicolas de. The La Salle Expedition on the Mississippi River. Edited by William C. Foster; translated by Johanna S. Warren. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003. [F352.L44]
  4. Relation of the Discoveries and Voyages of Cavelier de La Salle from 1679 to 1681 — the Official Narrative; translation by Melville B. Anderson. Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1901. [F1030.5 .L33]

Internet : Primary Source Material

  1. An Act Approving of the Agreement made with the Munsee. Cherokee papers in the American Memory project of the National Digital Library Program at the Library of Congress.
  2. Dennis Wolfe Bushyhead Collection: list of correspondence during his time as the Pricipal Chief of the Cherokee.
  3. Franklin County, Kansas: records online, including historical marriages, cemetery surveys, and historical biographies.
  4. Franklin County Marriages
  5. Lewis and Clark Journal: chronicle of their contact with the Otoes and Missouris
  6. Massacre by the Otoe Tribe of the Spanish Expedition
  7. Moravian Mission Among the Indians of North America: Indian Individuals Index, compiled by Carl John Fliegel, 1952-1961, published by Thomas Gale: Primary Source Microfilm.
  8. Nicholson, Dr. William. A Tour of Indian Agencies : 1870 report includes a visit to the Chippewa-Munsee reservation.
  9. Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in the Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 1897. Full text available at Google Books.
  10. Smithsonian Institution Research Information System: search of archival photographs of Oto and Missouri
  11. Treaty with the Chippewa, 1836
  12. Treaty with the Chippewa and Munsee, 1859
  13. Treaty with the Oto and Missouri, 1825
  14. Treaty with the Oto and Missouri, 1833
  15. Treaty with the Oto and Missouri, 1836
  16. Treaty with the Oto and Missouri, 1854
  17. U.S. Census 1850–1930: accessed via subscription.

Internet : Secondary Source Material

  1. Cherokee Strip Museum: Otoe-Missouria
  2. Delaware History: part of the First Nations Histories project.
  3. Etienne de Véniard sieur de Bourgmont
  4. First Nations Individuals in South-Western Ontario 1750 — 1850
  5. Gates, Paul Wallace. “A Fragment of Kansas Land History: The Disposal of the Christian Indian Tract” in The Kansas Historical Quarterly, vol 6(3), 1937, pp. 227-40.
  6. Massacre of the Moravian Indians at Gnadenhutten
  7. Mattes, Merrill J. Fur Traders and Trail Blazers : an article about the enigmatic Robidoux family
  8. Moravian Church in Alaska: the work of Rev. John Kilbuck
  9. Passing of Elders: Truman W. Dailey
  10. Ponca City News: archives of published obituaries, accessed via web search.
  11. Research notes, unpublished, via email, from Siegrun Kaiser, PhD candidate at J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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