James Clarence Godfroy Collection
January 21, 1927
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Erica Sgroi, April 2013
James Clarence Godfroy was a fifth generation Native American, descended from the Miami Indians. His great grandfather, Chief Francis Godfroy was the last War Chief of the tribe. Godfroy was born in Wabash County on October 4, 1880. In 1938, James Clarence was given the title Miami Indian Chief. His native name was Ka-pah-po-wah, which Godfroy claimed meant “Big Mountain or Looking Over a Mountain.” He married Elizabeth Mary Clarke in January 1919 in Miami County. He died on October 6, 1962.
Information Found within Collection
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Record for James Clarence Godfroy: AncestryLibrary.com April 2013.
“Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.” AncestryLibrary.com. April 19, 2013.
"Last Miami Indian Chief May Be In Oxford Saturday." Hamilton Daily New Journal 7 June 1962: 32
This collection consists of “The Battle of the Mississinewa Story” that had been handed down by the Native Americans and told by James Clarence Godfroy from Wabash County, Indiana.
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Folder and Item Listing:
Folder 1. Godfroy, Clarence James
1-21-1927 The Battle of the Mississinewa Story
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1-21-1927
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
MA BA 5-6-2013