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Indiana State Library 

John Tipton (1786-1839) was a militia officer, politician, Indian agent and land speculator.  He was an officer in the Indiana Militia, serving at the Battle of Tippecanoe and in engagements against the Indiana during the War of 1812. As Indian agent, he oversaw the removal of the Potawatomi Indians from Indiana in 1838.  He also served as a U.S. Senator from 1831 to 1839. 

Digitization was made possible through funding from a Library Services and Technology Act grant with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and administered by the Indiana State Library.  The Indiana Historical Bureau partnered with the Indiana State Library to make these items available.

PLEASE NOTE: This digital collection of 700 items represents only a tenth of the manuscripts in the John Tipton Collection.  Visit the Indiana State Library to use the entire collection.

 
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