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In this letter to Rev. Crosby, of the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, missionary Jotham Meeker expressed his interest in bringing the Christian gospel to the Ottawa Indians. Meeker was currently stationed at the Shawnee Baptist Mission in Indian Territory (today part of northeast Kansas). He was particularly concerned about their opposition to missionaries. Meeker also wrote about the influx of Indian tribes who were embracing agriculture.
Creator: Meeker, Jotham, 1804-1855
Date: January 10, 1834
This source discusses Indian removal, natives' loss of customary resources, and their reluctance to adopt Christianity. It could also be grouped with other sources regarding Meeker's Ottawa Mission, which was eventually established in 1837.
KS:7th:1.4:Indian Removal (2005)
Item Number: 210068
Call Number: Jotham Meeker Papers Coll. #439, Box 1, 1833-34 Correspondence Folder
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210068
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Religion - Missionaries
Collections - Manuscript - Meeker, Jotham
Community Life - Religion - Christianity - Baptist
Community Life - Religion - Missionaries
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Indian Removal Act (Indicator 4) - Mission work and mission schools
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Indian Removal Act (Indicator 4) - Ottawa
Date - 1800-1854
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - American Indians - Indian removal
People - American Indians - Missions - Ottawa Mission
People - American Indians - Missions - Shawnee Baptist Mission
People - American Indians - Tribes - Ottawa
Places - Indian reservations - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Indian Territory, 1820-1854
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters