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This portrait by an unidentified artist depicts the Kickapoo chief Kennekuk, who moved with his tribe to Indian Territory (present-day Kansas) in 1832. The Kickapoo tribe had originally claimed land in Illinois, but they ceded this land to the United States in 1819. In the next year they moved to lands in Missouri, where they stayed for twelve years. The reverse of the print refers to Kennekuk as the "Kickapoo Prophet."
Date: between 1819 and 1845
This image works with documents and other visuals that discuss Indian removal to Kansas, particularly those that deal with the Kickapoo tribe.
KS:7th:1.4:Indian Removal (2005)
Item Number: 209785
Call Number: E99 K4.I K *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209785
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Religion - American Indian
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Indian Removal Act (Indicator 4) - Kickapoo
Date - 1800-1854
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Policies and programs - Land - Indian Removal Act
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Original Art - Painting
People - American Indians - Indian removal
People - American Indians - Tribes - Kickapoo
Places - Regions - Northeast Kansas
Thematic Time Period - Indian Territory, 1820-1854
Type of Material - Art objects - Original art - Paintings