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Portrait of Jotham Meeker, a Baptist missionary, who came to Kansas in the autumn of 1833. He brought the first printing press to Kansas. Employing 23 letters for translating Indian languages, Meeker's system enabled him to print in many Native American languages, including Delaware, Shawnee, Potawatomi, Otoe, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), Wea, Kansas, and Ioway.

Date: Between 1850 and 1855

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Item Number: 280
Call Number: B Meeker, Jotham *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 280

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