Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

The Chisholm Cattle Trail - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

This item, written by Kansas City Star editor Charles Cecil Howes, concerns the Chisholm Trail, its origins, and its impact on Kansas. Howes explains that the Chisholm Trail was named after Jesse Chisholm who, along with James R. Mead, "freighted goods over the trail for years." According to Howes, Chisholm was a "half-breed Indian who engaged in the trading business for many years and established several trading posts in the Indian Territory [most of the land west of the Mississippi during that period]."

Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950

Bookbag Share Print

The Chisholm Cattle Trail - 1The Chisholm Cattle Trail - 2The Chisholm Cattle Trail - 3The Chisholm Cattle Trail - 4The Chisholm Cattle Trail - 5

The Chisholm Cattle Trail - 1

Item Number: 220178
Call Number: Charles Cecil Howes Coll. #393, Box 1, Folder: "Jayhawk Sketches"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 220178

Copyright © 2007-2017 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.