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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