George Winter :: Writings

George Winter Writings
Though known primarily as an artist, George Winter's fame and significance must also be attributed to his meticulous written documentation. Living among the frontier communities of Indiana's Wabash River, Winter's first-hand accounts of the key events and persons of the time were recorded in writing as well as image, providing a unique and probing look at frontier life.

Highlighted in this digital collection are Winter's writings on the Native Americans of Indiana, particularly the events, people, and circumstances surrounding the United States government's enforced removal of Native Americans from Indiana in the 1830s-1840s.

Click HERE to view Winter's handwritten manuscripts, as well as easy-to-read transcriptions.