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Grant W. Harrington and William E. Connelley correspondence

Grant W. Harrington and William E. Connelley correspondence
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: November 24, 1929-November 27, 1929
This correspondence between Grant W. Harrington and William E. Connelley addresses the efforts to locate the village where Shawnee Prophet Ten-squa-ta-wa lived at while in Kansas.


Shawnee Chief Ten-squat-a-way "Prophet" photograph

Shawnee Chief Ten-squat-a-way "Prophet" photograph
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This woodblock print on white paper represents the Shawnee Chief Ten-squat-a-way, also known as the "Prophet". Born March 1768 in Ohio, he worked with his brother, Tecumseh (1768-1813), to create a pan-tribal confederacy to resist United States encroachment in the Northwest Territory. The print shows the Prophet wearing jewelry and a headdress.


"Shawnee Prophet" Ten-squa-ta-way drawing

"Shawnee Prophet" Ten-squa-ta-way drawing
Creator: Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Date: 1841
This illustration taken from "North American Indians" by George Catlin, volume 2, page 118, plate 214, shows Ten-squa-ta-way, commonly referred to as the Shawnee Prophet. The illustration adorns him with jewelry, feathers and arrows.


William E. Connelley to C.L. Phifer

William E. Connelley to C.L. Phifer
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: December 25, 1923
In this letter to C.L. Phifer, editor of the Kansas City Kansan, William E. Connelley writes about Shawnee prophet Ten-squa-ta-wa (also known as La-u-le-was-I-kaw). Connelley explains that Ten-squa-ta-wa was at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, and was with the Shawnees when they moved to the area that soon became Kansas.


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