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No-tin-no, a leader of the Ottawa nation, wrote this letter to the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, D. D. Mitchell, concerning a shipment of farming implements that the government had promised to the tribe. The Ottawa were frustrated by the delay, and No-tin-no stated that if he did not hear back from Mitchell, he would write to the President of the United States himself. The letter was dictated to Jotham Meeker, a missionary and printer at the Ottawa Baptist Mission near present-day Ottawa, Kansas.

Creator: No-tin-no
Date: October 4, 1843

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This letter demonstrates how the U.S. government failed to deliver on the promises it made to Indian tribes. It can also be used to discuss how native groups struggled to make ends meet and to learn the techniques of white agriculture.

KS:7th:1.4:Indian Removal (2005)

Item Number: 208234
Call Number: Jotham Meeker Papers Coll. 439 Box 1, 1843 Correspondence Folder
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208234

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