Chief Menominee was a leader among the Potawatomi Indians. In 1838 some of the Indians in the state had agreed to leave their land by August, but white settlers began moving in early. Governor David Wallace ordered the Indians removed by force....
Chief Menominee, d. 1838; Indians of North America; Potawatomi Indians--Middle West; Potawatomi Indians--Relocation; Indians of North America--Relocation; Trail of Death, 1838
Though Cole Porter was classically trained he was drawn towards musical theater and by the 1930s was a major songwriter for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike many other Broadway composers, he wrote both the lyrics and music for his songs. His...
Stewart along with Will H. Porter co-founded the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper in the 1890s. It began in an office on New York Street in Indianapolis. Stewart eventually became sole owner. He was active in several business, political, and...
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Stewart, George P. (George Pheldon), 1874-1924; Newspapers; Newspaper industry; African Americans; Journalists
Coffin was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, in 1826. He became a leading merchant and miller. In 1844 he began selling only goods not produced by slave labor. He and his wife Catherine...
Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Abolition movement; Abolitionists; Business people
He was a professional baseball player and manager of the Negro Leagues from 1915 through the 1950s. His career began playing for the Indianapolis ABCs in 1915 and included stops with several teams during his lengthy career, including the Harrisburg...
Charleston lived in Indiana various years throughout his life.
Dresser's real name was Johann Paul Dreiser, Jr. He studied at St. Meinrad's seminary in Southern Indiana, but left the school to become a composer and singer. He went to Chicago and worked as part of a quartet for Hamlin Wizard Oil Company. He...
Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906; Composers; Singers; Tuxedoes; State songs
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