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Native Man in Garrett County

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Native Man in Garrett County

(2500 B. C. to 1800 A. D.)

Rev. J. C. Breuninger


In 1492 Columbus set out on his voyage to seek a shorter route to India. Upon landing on islands adjacent to the shores of North and South America he believed that these were in the environment of India. On meeting the native inhabitants he called them Indians, and ever since the five hundred or more tribes that have resided in the North and South American continents, in the post-Columbian era, are known by this general designation. Like many primitive people they had a name for themselves which translated means "the men". The generic native name is "Onkwe-Honwe".

Twenty thousand or more years ago these continents were uninhabited by any race of man. At that early date a migration of human


Rev. J. C. Breuninger

Jimmie Flynn, right, champion prizefighter of the southwest, and the writer at an Indian grave in Camp Run Glade near the giant oakā€”September 11, 1907. In 1880 on the Custer Farm at Monroe, Michigan, Jimmy Flynn helped Father Custer raise the barn in which "Dandy" was boarded until her death. "Dandy" was the favorite horse of General Custer. She escaped the battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. She died in 1898, and was buried in the apple orchard just north of the barn. The writer visited the barn and grave site many times. (Courtesy George W. Breuninger, Sunnyside, Garrett County, Maryland.)

Summer 1963

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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