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 (Neb.) — History
Plum Creek (Nuckolls County, Neb.) — History
Plum Creek Massacre, 1864
Vance, Laura Roper Soper, 1848-1930

Revised TMM       07-24-2009

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