Laura Roper Soper Vance, 1848-1930 [RG1507.AM]


RG1507.AM:  Laura Roper Soper Vance, 1848-1930

Papers:  1864-1929; 1973-1978; mostly 1920s

Nuckolls County, Nebraska

Size:  One folder


This collection relates to Laura Roper Soper Vance’s family and to her capture during an 1864 Indian raid in Nuckolls County, Nebraska. The manuscript portion consists of correspondence and reminiscences. The photo component of the collection [RG1507.PH] consists of photographic prints, 1864-1920s; mostly 1920s. The photographs relate primarily to Laura Roper Soper Vance’s abduction during Indian raids of 1864 in Nuckolls County, Nebraska. Included are photographs of Vance and other captive children who were released to U.S. soldiers in Denver. Many of the photographs show the site of the raid, as pointed out by Vance in the 1920s.


Letters, reminiscences, etc. regarding Laura Roper Soper Vance’s abduction


See the Library collection for The biography of Laura Louise Vance; The biography of James Kinney Vance; The captivity of Laura L. Roper, by Virginia N. Leasure [921 V222l].


Subject headings:

Frontier and pioneer life

Indians of North America

Indians of North America — Wars

Nuckolls County (Nebraska) — History

Plum Creek (Nuckolls County, Nebraska) — History

Plum Creek Massacre, 1864

Vance, Laura Roper Soper, 1848-1930


Revised TMM       07-24-2009

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