John Upton Terrell manuscripts

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.400
Creators:
Terrell, John Upton
Dates:
circa 1975
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.42 Linear feet
Repository:
This collection consists of 2 unpublished book manuscripts,
Shawnee Chronicle
and
Frontier Soldier
, written by John Upton Terrell in approximately 1975.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The John Upton Terrell manuscripts consist of 2 unpublished book manuscripts,
Shawnee Chronicle
and
Frontier Soldier
, written by author and historian John Upton Terrell in approximately 1975. His manuscript
Shawnee Chronicle
provides a history of the Shawnee peoples, their migrations, and their interactions with other Native and non-Native groups up until the early 19th century. Terrell's other manuscript in this collection,
Frontier Soldier
, chronicles the life of U.S. Army Major General George Crook, known for his involvement in the "Indian Wars" in the decades directly following the Civil War.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The materials in this collection maintain their original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Upton Terrell was born in 1900 in Chicago, Illinois. During his teenage years he moved west, working first as a ranch hand in Montana, before later becoming a journalist and author in California. Terrell eventually published over three dozen books, many on the history of the Old West and various Native American communities. He died in 1988 at age 87.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Nathan Sowry, Reference Archivist, in 2020.
Author
Nathan Sowry
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Smithsonian Institution Libraries by John Upton Terrell's daughter, Nena Terrell in 2019. Transferred from Smithsonian Institution Libraries to the NMAI Archives Center in 2019.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; circa 1975; John Upton Terrell manuscripts, Box and Folder Number, NMAI.AC.400; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Many of John Upton Terrell's published works on the history of Native American peoples are in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian Library.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Shawnee Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crook, George, 1829-1890 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/