American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society archive of Missionaries’ Letters, 1833-1893 is a archive of letters to and from the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Their letters describe native peoples and cultures, tribal factionalism, relations with the U.S. government and the many problems and achievements of their work. Included are 40,238 pages sourced from the Library of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia.
This archive includes discussion of aboriginal and post-contact Native American culture and provide a wealth of data on tribal ways and personalities. Primary-source coverage of Native American tribes includes Apache, Blackfeet, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Navajo, Nez Pierce, Seminole, Sioux and many more.
Collections in the archive:
- American Indian Correspondence: The Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893