HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1001.AM: Logan Fontenelle, 1825-1855
Papers: 1800-1945; mostly 1853-1855
Size: One folder
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection contains biographical information and eulogies for Logan Fontenelle. Some genealogical information about the Fontenelle Family is also given, along with detailed writings concerning the location of Logan Fontenelle’s grave. Of significance are two papers that describe Fontenelle’s life and personality, and his importance to the Omaha Indians. The first paper is a eulogy by John Lee Webster. The second paper entitled, “Death of Logan Fontenelle, The Chief of the Omahas,” is by John Q. Goss. Also included in the collection are a couple of items that question the purported facts written about Fontenelle. The first item is a letter to the editor of the Omaha Bee by John T. Bell. The second item was written by Melvin R. Gilmore.
See also the photo component [RG1001.PH] for related images.
The collections contain various materials relating to Logan Fontenelle and the Fontenelle Family, including the Fontenelle Family collection [RG1738] and the Richard Dean Rowen papers [RG2641].
See the Nebraska History index and the Library catalog for related articles and publications.
Bell, John Thomas, 1842-1918
Bellevue (Nebraska) — History
Danker, Donald F., 1922-2005
Fontenelle, Logan, 1825-1855
Gilmore, George Harrison, 1866-1955
Gilmore, Melvin Randolph, 1868-1940
Goss, John Q., 1827-1918
Indians of North America — Nebraska
Webster, John Lee, 1847-1928
Winn, William W.
Revised TMM 05-06-2009