Journals, 1824-1831, of Rev. Cutting Marsh, missionary to the Stockbridge (Mohican) Indians.

The handwritten diaries (1824-1831) of Rev. Cutting Marsh, missionary to the Stockbridge (Mohican) Indians.


Cutting Marsh (1800-1873) was a Presbyterian missionary who came to Wisconsin in 1830 to serve the Stockbridge (Mohican) Indians. He lived at their settlement near Green Bay until 1834, when he moved with them to their new community on the east shore of Lake Winnebago. Marsh's journals and annual reports are a rich source of information on Native American life in Wisconsin until 1848, when funding for his work ended. After that he preached to white settlers in Wisconsin and organized Presbyterian churches in Fairfield, Oshkosh, Byron, and Berlin. From 1848 to 1856 served as pastor-at-large to a number of parishes. He retired from the ministry in 1856, and lived in Waupaca until his death. Marsh was a vocal critic of U.S. Indian policy, saying in 1857, "I cannot review the scenes with which I have been conversant… without the deepest pain. I am ashamed of my country." These first volumes of his diary cover Marsh's education at Dartmouth College (class of 1826) and Andover Theological Seminary (graduated 1829), and his appointment in 1830 as a missionary to the Stockbridge (Mohican) Indians in Wisconsin.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
First Peoples
Creator: Marsh, Cutting, 1800-1873
Pub Data: Digitized from the original handwritten journals at the Wisconsin Historical Society (Wis Mss AU).
Citation: Marsh, Cutting. Journals, 1824-1831. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1786; Visited on: 10/31/2014
Join Now.