53 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2019
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    1. IlegitL8Points»13ml“ofAug.&arrivedhereonthe11th¢~£oundnheEndsinaSkate6?unusualexcitemenn,&exasperationagainns[£333thewhiteswhphadcomeintonhecounnryfarthepurpase0fcuttingluMBer

      Boutwell came to Pokegoma from La Pointe and encountered the same mindsets from the Ojibwe

    2. Iwillonlyadd,thatinleavingL.LakeIleftmygarden&houseinthecareoftheC

      Boutwell left things in the charge of the Chief at Leech Lake

    3. WewereunanimousinourviewswithregardtoreoccupyingLeechLake&inabandoningFondduLacincasetheBoardcannotsustainboth.Todowhichrequirestwo

      Boutwell, Ayer, and Ely are all in agreement that if finances are bad, they should reoccupy Leech Lake and abandon Fond du Lac

    4. earenotabandoningLeechLakeforgood,buthopetoresumeitagain.WeareunderthenecessityofleavirgoneofourstationsforthepresentormaintainthematthedisadvantageofmyremainingaloneatL[eech]Lake&MrElyatFduLac

      Boutwell tells Sibley that Leech Lake isn't abandoned long term

    5. ouwillbealittlesurpriedwhenItellyouMrElyslittlegirlafewdaysagowastakenoutofthecreekfrdead.Theyworkedseveralhoursbeforeshediscoveredanywarmthinhrbody&hardlyanysymptomsofanimation.ImentionthisthatyoumaydoubleyourwatchfulnessoverlittleJulia

      Boutwell tell Aitkin that Ely's daughter nearly drowned

    6. eshallleaveitforhim&hisbrethrentodecid

      Greene tells Ely that Boutwell will decide where to stay for the next year

    7. owever,ifhecancomewithoutexpensetotheBoard,canbekeptunderyoureye,andcangobackwithoutbeingheldupmuchforashow,Ithinkweshallnotobjecttohis

      But as long as the Chief of Leech Lake is Boutwell's problem, Greene is fine with him traveling with him

    8. wouldprobablyoccasionsometalk,perhapsunfavorabletotheinterestsoftheBoard,ifyoushouldbeseentravellingacrossthecountrywithanIndi

      this is so hypocritical - "civilize" them, but don't let them be seen with you because they will always be inferior

    9. YourrequestrelativetovisitingNewEnglandwaslaidbeforetheCommittee,andtheyassentedtoyourproposal.ShouldyoucometoNewHaMpshire,weshallexpectyouofcoursetovisitBoston,asweshallwishtoconferwithyouonsometopicscogéntedwiththemissio

      Greene and the Board let Boutwell vacation in New England

    10. MrBoutwellwritesmefromFondduLac,thathehasdeterminedtoleavehisfamilytherewhilehegoeshimselftoLeechLaketoseetheIndiansthere,andtakecareofthepropertyhehasthere,andthenwillreturntoFduLtospendthewinter

      Boutwell is going to leave his family at Fond du Lac while he travels to Leech Lake

    11. ug-13[1837

      Boutwell's son is baptized Ramsey Crooks

    12. Bro.Elysooncametoseemen,andinformedmethatbothourlittleonesareillwithcoughandso;ethroat.Ifoundthemquiteill,especiallydearAntoinett

      Boutwell and Ely's children are ill

    13. mbarkedwithMr.Aitkinf1:SandyLake,toaccompanyhimtoSaintPeter'stoattendtheTreaty.LeftmydearfamilyatFondduLacwithBr

      Boutwell and Aitkin travel to Sandy Lake for a treaty

    14. rrivedatFondduLa

      Boutwell arrives at Fond du Lac (for permanent placement)

    15. WilliamTBoutwellPapers,MNHS.1Box.P2528M

      Boutwell departs for Sandy Lake with his whole family and a 2 week old baby

    16. tomothatyouhadbetterremovetooneofthosestationsandtakeupyourabo

      Greene lists reasons why Boutwell should relocate

    17. greateratPokegummathanatFonduLac

      Greene suggests that Boutwell relocate to Pokegoma or Fond du Lac

    18. ftheIndianscontinuetoharasshimasmuchastheyhavedoneatLeechLake,itseemstomebestthatheshould,thecomingfall,joinyouandmakehishometherefortheprese

      Greene suggests sending Boutwell to Ayer because the Natives are harassing him at Leech Lake

    19. heAmer.FurCo.haveitincontemplationtoabandontheirtradingpostsinthosequarters.Iftheydo,itissomewhatdoub[t]fulwhetheritwillbesafeforamissionfamilytoattempttoresideatL[eech]Lakeatpresent.TheIndianswillbesomewhatexasperatedifthetradersWithdraw.Bythelatestintelligencefromthatquarter,welearntthattheexcitementhassomewhatsubside

      Hall also informs Greene about the situation at Red Cedar Lake (Boutwell said it was Sandy Lake?) but says that it seems to have calmed down

    20. IshallstandmygrounduntilIseetheprovclearlyindicatesthatIshouldremove.Iknownotwhatthefuturewilldevelop.

      Boutwell is scared of another attack, but resolves to stay on

    21. isdeterminedtowithdrawallthepostswestofSLak

      Aitkins wants to withdraw all posts west of Sandy Lake, which greatly worries Boutwell

    1. havedenelookingforhisreturn,andthinkhehasleftusaltogeth

      has Boutwell left altogether?

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    1. shallhavethemeansofaidingtheInds,iftheyreturn&supportingmyfamilywithoutcallingupontheBeardanotheryaa

      Boutwell has resources, now that most Natives have fled war

    2. sMrAgm&~E§.amebénhgoneitismyautyfornhe.presenttoabidebytheatuiifEufhowlongyourcommitteewillhhink1tem-pediennformene:emalniftheSiouxtreatyisnon’ranifleé&theprospectsofwar‘contlnuo,fsubmittoyourself&the

      Boutwell also leaves it up to Greene and the Board to decide if he should stay

    3. heyhavenotyetfrightenedmeaway,thoughnheirthreatshavesomewhatdis-turbedmywife

      The Sioux say they will kill the first white man's wife they find, and Boutwell seems to be confused as to why his wife is uneasy

    1. willnowgiveyouafewitemsofourdomestichistoryforafewmonthspast

      Boutwell's account of encountering the Ojibwe as they fled the Sioux

    2. Thedisease(whichprovedtobetheDysentary)soonassumedamalignanttypeandragedwithgreatsever-fity1:111it.terminatedthelivesofin-r"oldestchild(alittlegirlof3years)andMrB3youngestchild(20monthsofage)nnefornerlivedoneweekfromitsfirstattach,thelatter10d

      Dysentery kills Ely's oldest and Boutwell's youngest

    3. Thepreopootsofthismissionaredark&discouragingsofarastheInda.areconosrne

      While Pokegoma seems to be doing rather well, Boutwell suggests that La Pointe is struggling to stay afloat

      The longer these letters go on, the less successful the Missions appear to be

    4. Wefealthatanimportantpointhasbgengainedinbreaksinguptheirinveneratehabinofbegging&intméducingthatoflabcrinitsstead

      Boutwell and Ayer started using a system of labor for the Natives to receive food, rather than them "begging"

    5. he.15underhiscareforthepnese

      Hall's daughter is being completely supported by Boutwell

  3. Sep 2019
    1. IneversawtheseInds.halfsogivenuptoeveryspeciesofwicked-nes

      According to Boutwell, the Ojibwe at Leech Lake are spiritually and moral less than any other he has seen

    2. hatIspokeloud&plain

      Boutwell describes a conflict he had with some of the Natives in his area

    3. henextthingisrevenge

      Boutwell is put on a list of men suspected of stealing ammunition, and his cattle are killed by the Natives in the region

    4. Forbetterthanamonthmywifehardlypassedacomfortablehourinsleepbydayornight,fromapainintheear&teeth.Iwasconnnedmyselfabout20daysfromawoundinthefootbyastub&IwasobligedtoemployanInd.womantoprescribe

      sickness was prominent in the Boutwell family, with both husband and wife being afflicted by something

    5. Mywifeisquiteillwithasorethr

      Boutwell's wife is illl and so is his child

    6. tseemsthatBoutwellisdepressed,andhasindicatedsuchtotheABCFMandtohisfamilybackeas

      Boutwell is depressed

  4. Aug 2019
    1. IknowtheIndian.Iknowhimwell,forIamanIndianmyself.Hethinkslittleandspeaksmuch.Hedoesnotlookbeyondthepresent,andhehatesyourobjectinhisheart,althoughitisoneofcharityandforthebenentofhimselfandchildren.

      This is how the second chief of the Leech Lake band views Boutwell and his mission efforts

    2. AmandthezealofPaul&thefaithofAbraham

      Boutwell hired a Catholic Frenchman as a laborer, but feels that he is not a good representation of the faith, and has decided to do all laboring himself - he asks for a pious man to be sent to Leech Lake instead

    3. handedandthenrstyeardshimselfembarrassedandabletoadvancebutceneedstobere-enforced

      Boutwell has been at Leech Lake for two years, working solo, so the progress is slow and needs to be re-enforced

    4. onsecratedourdearbabeinbaptism.WecallherElizabethAntoinett

      Boutwell and Crooks baptize their daughter Elizabeth Antoinette

    5. yhouse,whenIbegantooccupyit,hadadoor,threewindows&amudchimney,butneitherchair,stool,tableorbed-stead

      Boutwell built his own house at Leech Lake

    6. heseventhdaythemessengerbroughtmeanmrmatlve[answer]&thenextdayIpackedupmyeffects,swungmypack&marched

      In order to overcome suspicions of a mistress, Boutwell marries Hester Crooks

    1. ywifeisquiteillfrominnammationinoneofhereyes,whichissoswollenthatshecannotsee.Iamphysician,nurse,house-keeper.&c.whichoccupiesallmytimeandthoughts

      When his wife is ill, Boutwell is forced to take care of the house

    2. esterCrookswasmarriedtoMrBoutw

      Boutwell married Hester Cooks

    3. ywife,Innd,isnosmallcuriositytothispeople,thoughoneoftheirkindred,accordingtothenesh.HermannersanddressbeingthatofnAmericanwoman,whichmostofthenumberneversaw,excitesthestareandgazeofall,youngandold,maleandfemal

      Boutwell's wife is an Ojibwe woman

    4. allseemedtodemandthatIshouldhaveawi

      Mr. Boutwell's circumstances seem to him that he needs a wife

    5. WilliamTBoutwellPapers,MNHS.1Box.P2528March19[1834]Quiteillthismorning—withbile

      Boutwell is sick

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    1. AlinefromBr.Elyrecdthisev

      Mr. Ely tells Mr. Boutwell that the first chief, La Gueule Plot, wants a school

    2. ButIforbear,IhavealreadyraiserawarofexterminationifwhatIhavenowgivenyouismadepu

      Boutwell knows these statement would cause the killing of many Natives if they were made public

    3. nInd.roullmostsurelytthesd—‘ventardofyourliberolity.Every

      Boutwell sees the Natives as charity seeking

    4. hismightoperateasastimultuswiththemtocultivateafixavalueuponcorn,rice&0,atleastwithsuch,ascarstohavetheirohil.instructed,ratherthansquanderitinfeasts,&feedingsuchasaretooindolenttomakeagardenthemselve

      Boutwell disapproves of the way the Natives handle food

    5. Ire—membered.tohavereadthe“servantienotabovehisMaster

      how Boutwell views his relationship with the Ojibwe

    6. Mr.BoutnellremainayearatMackinaw,toassistHr.F.inthatmission,andtostudytheOjibwalanguage..Ou

      Mr. Boutwell stayed at Mackinaw for a year to assist with the mission there and learn the Ojibwe language