Lorin Miller, 1800-1888 [RG1240.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1240.AM:  Miller, Lorin, 1800-1888

Letter: February 27, 1859
Omaha, Nebraska Territory: Mayor; civil engineer
Size: One item

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Born in New York on January 29, 1800, Lorin Miller arrived in Omaha, Nebraska Territory in 1854.  A civil engineer by trade, Miller surveyed the Jeffrey’s addition to the city.  He became active in politics and served as mayor of Omaha from 1865-1867.  He died in Omaha in 1888.

Note:  Miller’s son, George L. Miller, also became an influential leader in Omaha.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of one item, a letter written February 27, 1859, from Lorin Miller to Indian agent William Wallace Dennison.  In the letter Miller defends the Pawnee Indians’ character and recommends against moving the tribe.  Miller discusses the positive aspects of the Pawnee Indians and discounts previous slurs made about the Pawnee by white settlers in the area of Columbus and along the Elkhorn River.

A typed transcription of the letter is also included.

INVENTORY

Letter to W.W. Dennison, Indian agent, February 27, 1859

 

Subject headings:

Dennison, William Wallace, 1821-1863
Indian removal
Indians of North America
Miller, Lorin, 1800-1888
Pawnee Indians

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