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Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976

Part of: US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District VCP

The Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975–1976 investigation was conducted during the summers of 1975 and 1976 in Grant County and covered the Mississinewa Lake and Mississinewa River drainage area upriver from the reservoir. B.K. Swartz, Jr. was the principal investigator on the project, which was conceived with the interest “to document the activities of the Battle of the Mississinewa, December 18, 1812, and the related role of the Miami and the Delaware Villages in the area” (Swartz 1975).

The collection primarily consisted of artifacts from sites 12G9 and 12G10, but while processing another site was found, 12G13. More information on 12G13 can be found in the “Sorting and Rehousing” section. While processing some artifacts were found with a date of collection in 1974, but it was decided to keep them with the Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975–1976 investigation. For more information on these artifacts please see the “Sorting and Re-housing” section.

The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP) and include the artifact database, select artifact photographs, the artifact report, the finding aid, investigation report, oversized material spreadsheet and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box labels, correspondence, excavation forms, the initial data sheet, folder listings, laboratory records, material labels, notes, photo records, records removal sheets and survey forms. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

Resources Inside This Collection (Viewing 1-14 of 14)


  • Artifact Report, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District archaeological collections were sent to the Veterans Curation Program’s (VCP) St. Louis laboratory in May 2011. The VCP St. Louis laboratory is a USACE, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections program, which is staffed through Brockington and Associates, Inc., an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia. The procedures employed by the St. Louis VCP...

  • Finding Aid, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)

    This collection is referred to as "Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is three and a quarter (3.25) linear inches. The collection was removed from its original acidic folders and rehoused in archival quality folders. Overall the collection was in good condition. Mending tape was applied to some documents after all metal staples were removed, as well as to the...

  • A Preliminary Report of Investigation in the Upper Mississinewa Valley Relating to the Battle of Mississinewa, 1812 (1975)

    Though concerned agencies and archaeologists throughout the state were previously informed Ball State officials did not learn until the spring of 1975 that an appropriation of $25,000.00, proposed by State Representative Loren E. Winger, Converse, Indiana, for Ball State University to conduct research under the jurisdiction of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resources along the Mississinewa River in Grant and Wabash counties was being considered by the state legislature. The purpose of...




  • Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976

    The purpose of the research conducted primarily at sites 12G9 and 12G10 was to document the activities of the Battle of the Mississinewa and the related role of the Miami and Delaware villages along the Mississinewa Reservoir in Grant and Wabash counties. Upon the passing of budget item H.E.B. 1102, the principal investigator, B.K. Swartz Jr., initiated research with a field school from Ball State University in 1975. A second field school in relation to this investigation was conducted in 1976....

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