Eel River Indians

The Eel River Indians were a part of the Miami, formerly living in Indiana. Their village was at Thorntown, Boone County, where they had a reservation, which was sold in 1828, the band removing to the Miami Reservation between the Wabash and Eel rivers, in Miami County. They afterward shared the general fortunes of the tribe. (J. M.)

Sources Where Found:

Eel River Indians. — Knox (1792) in Am. St. Papers, I, 235, 1832.

Eelrivers. — Brown, West. Gaz., 72, 1817.

Elk river tribe.— Ibid., 349 (misprint).

Isle-River Indians. — Imlay, West. Ter., 371, 1793 (Eel r., through a corruption of I’Anguille into ‘Long-isle’).

l’Anguille.— French name of the band and settlement (‘The eel’).

Long-isle. — Imlay, op. cit. (misrendering of French I’Anguille).

Thornton party. — Gale, Upper Miss., 178, 1867.

Thorntown party. — Wyandot Vil. treaty (proclaimed 1828) in U. S. Ind. Treat., 520, 1873.

Eel River, Miami,

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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