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An Appeal from Arickaree

An Appeal from Arickaree
Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950
This item, written by Kansas City Star editor Charles Cecil Howes, concerns the Battle of Arickaree that took place in Kansas in 1868. Howes does not address any of the controversy surrounding the event but he does provide a solid account of the accepted facts of the combat that took place between U.S. Army soldiers, led by General George A. Forsyth (a Colonel at the time), and Indian warriors led by Cheyenne War Chief Roman Nose. This item also includes some excerpts from General Forsyth's "Thrilling Days of Army Life," which had not yet been published at the time Howes' article was printed.


H.E. Bruce to Charles Cecil Howes

H.E. Bruce to Charles Cecil Howes
Creator: Bruce, H.E.
Date: May 18, 1939
These are several items from H.E. Bruce that were sent to Charles Cecil Howes. The first item is a letter from Bruce to Howes that concerns the meeting Bruce was having with the Potawatomies on May 21, 1939. Bruce, U.S. Indian Agent for the Potawatomie, attached a copy of the 43-page speech that he was going to give, as well as a sample ballot that was going to be used "in voting on certain questions." In the end, Bruce explained to Howes that "agitators have stirred up a very unwholesome situation, which I think this meeting will largely overcome."


Mina P. Davis to Charles Cecil Howes

Mina P. Davis to Charles Cecil Howes
Creator: Dias, Mina P.
Date: March 21, 1928
In this letter to Charles Cecil Howes, editor of the Kansas City Star, Mrs. Mina P. Davis of Lawrence, Kansas, addresses the political dispute that occurred in the early 1870s involving Senator Samuel C. Pomeroy (Kansas), Senator Edmund G. Ross Kansas), and A.M. York.


Newspapers, Long in the Family

Newspapers, Long in the Family
Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950
This item, written by Kansas City Star editor Charles Cecil Howes, addresses the long history of newspaper publication in Kansas. According to Howes's research, "Jotham Meeker was the first newspaper publisher in Kansas. That is, he brought the first printing press and established a newspaper for the Shawnee Indians." Howes also explains that, at the time he wrote the article, the Kansas State Historical Society had "4,813 listings of newspapers" that were published within the state of Kansas.


Opening of the Santa Fe Trail

Opening of the Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950
This item, titled "Opening of the Santa Fe Trail," was written by Charles Cecil Howes in the 1940s. Howes explains that "the commissioners of the United States completed [1825], at Council Grove, the treaty under which the Osage Indians agreed to let the traffic through their lands without molestation and without price." Howes also explains that the Santa Fe Trail had long been in use, and began with "the movement of the nomadic tribes of the Indians in the prairie area. Then the Indians walked and carried their housing and whatever goods they owned upon their backs."


Patrick Hayes to Charles Cecil Howes

Patrick Hayes to Charles Cecil Howes
Creator: Hayes, Patrick
Date: July 21, 1927
In this letter to Charles Cecil Howes, editor of the Kansas City Star, attorney Patrick Hayes addresses the January 30, 1927, article that the Star published on the Battle of Arickaree.


S. Shlesinger to Charles Cecil Howes

S. Shlesinger to Charles Cecil Howes
Creator: Shlesinger, S.
Date: January 30, 1927
In this letter to Kansas City Star editor Charles Cecil Howes, S. Shlesinger addresses an article on the Battle of Arickaree that appeared in the January 30, 1927 edition of the Kansas City Star. Shlesinger states that he was not familiar with many of the details mentioned in the story by a man named H.A. Williams. According to Shlesinger, he was a participant at the Battle of Arickaree, and that his friend Jack Stillwell did not kill Roman Nose.


The Chisholm Cattle Trail

The Chisholm Cattle Trail
Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950
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]."


The Indian tribes of Kansas

The Indian tribes of Kansas
Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950
This item was written by Charles Cecil Howes sometime after World War II in order to educate the public about the Native American tribes in Kansas. As Howes indicates, the "fourth Saturday of September of each year has been designated by the Kansas legislature as American Indian Day when the schools and the public are to make proper observance in honor of the Native Americans and their service to the country. Most patriotic organizations and many of the schools provide special programs for the day particularly honoring the thousands of Indians who served well and honorably in two World Wars."


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