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This account book belonging to an Indian agent named James Burnett Abbott lists the names of Shawnee Indian heads of household, the number of family members within their household, and the amount of pork, corn, and meal provided by the government to each Shawnee. The Shawnee had emigrated to Kansas after the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Only an excerpt is included here.

Creator: Abbott, James Burnett
Date: 1861

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Account of provisions and supplies issued to destitute Shawnees - Front Cover

This account book is particularly useful as a source of statistical information about how much food was given to each Shawnee family. It could also be used to demonstrate how natives were dependent on the government for their welfare.

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Item Number: 210059
Call Number: James Burnett Abbott Papers Coll. #252, Box 3, Series III, Indian Agency Records, Folder 1, Account Book
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210059

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