Deep Forest: A Novel of the Indiana Frontier
To honor the bicentennial of Indiana and centennial of The Society of Indiana Pioneers, the Society sponsored the publication of a “lost historical novel” by a former leader of the Society. Attorney and historian Emsley W. Johnson, Sr. was Society president from 1940 to 1946. This intriguing story draws on experiences of his ancestors and relates challenges and triumphs of settlers between 1811 and 1861.
The manuscript was recently found among old family papers, has been edited by historical writer Nancy Niblack Baxter, and is an official Legacy Project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. Order your copy now (order form is available here). Proceeds go to The Society of Indiana Pioneers.
"Pioneer Founders of Indiana" centennial book
To honor the centennial of The Society of Indiana Pioneers and the bicentennial of the State of Indiana, the Society created this publication. The Pioneer Founders of Indiana book project is the culmination of five years of soliciting biographical sketches of pioneers from all 92 counties across Indiana. This is a Legacy Project endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. Order your copy today (order form is available here). Proceeds go to The Society of Indiana Pioneers.
Certificates, charms, lapel tacks, mugs, yearbooks and other books
The following items are currently available from the Society's office. To order, download and complete the order form linked above and send it, along with a check or money order payable to "The Society of Indiana Pioneers", to:
140 North Senate Avenue
"Pioneer Ancestors" Compilation Volumes
There are two books compiled from the membership information forms of The Society of Indiana Pioneers from 1916 to 1999. The books are available through Amazon.com. The first book is "Pioneer Ancestors of Members of the Society of Indiana Pioneers" and it has a suppliment, "Pioneer Ancestors of Members of the Society of Indiana Pioneers, 1983-1999". Both books were compiled by the Society's former genealogist, Ruth Dorrel.
Another interesting book with an index prepared by Ruth Dorrel, is "Centennial Farms of Indiana." It is available from the Indiana Historical Society.
Yearbook Historical Articles Compilation Volumes
Doris Leistner has compiled the historical articles that have appeared in each of the Society's yearbooks over the years. There are two volumes available:
Each book costs $30.00, or both volumes may be purchased for $55.00. Indiana residents please add 7% sales tax per book. If mailing is desired, please add an additional $4.00 for postage.
Mail orders for these two books directly to the author:
If you have questions about the "Indiana Pioneer Stories" books before ordering, you may contact Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org.