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This reminiscence by George Bluejacket, a Shawnee (Shawanoe) Indian originally from Ohio, tells the creation story of the Shawnee people as well as the history of his own tribe. Although his story ends before the Shawnee were relocated to Kansas (then called Indian Territory), it appears that he relocated with the rest of his tribe. The reminiscence was recorded by John Allen Rayner, and the first page of the document is an explanatory letter written by Rayner.

Creator: Rayner, John Allen
Date: 1886

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This source is of great use to teachers because it provides the native perspective on conflict between the United States and Indian tribes such as the Shawnee. It also effectively demonstrates the Shawnee's sorrow at removal and how white settlers eagerly sought after Indian land.

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

Item Number: 210156
Call Number: Indian History Coll. 590 Box 6 Subgroup XXII Series E
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210156

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