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James Clarence Godfroy Collection
January 21, 1927
1 Folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Erica Sgroi, April 2013


Biographical Note:

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: April 2013.
“Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.” April 19, 2013.
"Last Miami Indian Chief May Be In Oxford Saturday." Hamilton Daily New Journal 7 June 1962: 32

Scope and Content:

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.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. Godfroy, Clarence James

1-21-1927 The Battle of the Mississinewa Story

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1-21-1927
Provenance:  Unknown
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
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
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Collection Notes: 

MA BA 5-6-2013