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Chippewa, Ottawa and Munsee Indian cemeteries in Franklin County Kansas

Chippewa, Ottawa and Munsee Indian cemeteries in Franklin County Kansas
Date: 1939
Four photographs from the Chippewa, Ottawa and Munsee Indian Cemeteries.


Conception of heaven: Pottawatomie Indians

Conception of heaven: Pottawatomie Indians
Date: Unknown
This art work shows the Pottawatomie (Potawatomi) Indian conception of heaven.


DAR markers at Ottawa Indian Burial Grounds, Kansas

DAR markers at Ottawa Indian Burial Grounds, Kansas
Date: 1936
Five photographs of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) markers at the Ottawa Indian Burial Grounds, east of Ottawa, honoring Jotham Meeker, John Tecumseh Jones, Chief Comechau and Notino, the Medicine Man.


Kennekuk, "The Kickapoo Prophet"

Kennekuk, "The Kickapoo Prophet"
Date: between 1819 and 1845
This portrait by an unidentified artist depicts the Kickapoo chief Kennekuk, who moved with his tribe to Indian Territory (present-day Kansas) in 1832. The Kickapoo tribe had originally claimed land in Illinois, but they ceded this land to the United States in 1819. In the next year they moved to lands in Missouri, where they stayed for twelve years. The reverse of the print refers to Kennekuk as the "Kickapoo Prophet."


Miss Edna Clyne's manuscript stories and correspondence

Miss Edna Clyne's manuscript stories and correspondence
Creator: Clyne, Edna
Date: May 07, 1923-May 24, 1923
This collection of items written by Miss Edna Clyne of Seatlle, Washington, for William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, includes a number of Native Indian stories regarding the Wyandot Tribe. Compiled by Connelley, the stories were sent to Miss Clyne so that she could revise them for inclusion in a textbook intended for elementary school students. Titles include the story of "How a White Man Became an Indian," "How We Got These Indian Stories," "How Our Country Was Made," "Making the Sun," and many others.


Preparation for a sun dance ceremony

Preparation for a sun dance ceremony
Date: Unknown
This is a series of photographs all relating to the preparation of a Cheyenne Sun Dance ceremony. Images include breaking ground for a dance altar, Sun Dancers in lodge, Cheyenne Indians at Sun Dance ceremony, and Cheyenne brave self torture. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Shawnee Methodist Mission, West Building, Fairway, Kansas

Shawnee Methodist Mission, West Building, Fairway, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
Exterior view showing the dilapidated condition of the Shawnee Methodist Mission, West Building, Fairway, Kansas. It was used as the missionary's residence and dining hall. The Mission later became the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site.


Song-Prayer chart

Song-Prayer chart
Date: Between 1940 and 1970
Photo of a song-prayer chart of the Kansa Indians.


Sun dance gathering

Sun dance gathering
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
This is a view of a group of Pottawatomie Indians gathered for a Sun Dance. The location is unknown.


Ten-squat-a-way or Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet

Ten-squat-a-way or Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet
Creator: Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Date: 1831
Tenskwatawa, whose name means "open door," was a Shawnee Indian from present-day Ohio who fiercely opposed Indian removal. Tenskwatawa was a revered religious figure among the Shawnee, and he advocated a return to Indian customs and preached that performing certain sacred rituals would make the Shawnee impervious to the white man's bullets. He also denounced drunkenness and the drinking of whiskey. He worked to enlist support for his brother Tecumseh's confederacy that would unite Indian tribes to fight against the U. S. government and drive white settlers out of the Old Northwest (present-day Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio). Tecumseh's uprising failed, and Tenskwatawa and other Shawnees were eventually removed to Indian Territory in present-day Kansas. This portrait by famed artist George Catlin was painted during one of Catlin's visits to Kansas in 1831. The portrait shows Tenskwatawa holding a medicine stick and a sacred string of beans; it also shows where he was accidentally blinded by an arrow. The original painting is housed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.


The gospel according to Mathew, and the acts of the apostles: translated into the Putawatomie [sic] langauge

The gospel according to Mathew, and the acts of the apostles: translated into the Putawatomie [sic] langauge
Creator: Lykins, Johnston, 1800?-1876
Date: 1844
This translation of the New Testament into the Potawatomie language by Johnston Lykins was published in Louisville, Kentucky, and printed by William C. Buck.


Views of Southern Cheyenne ceremonies

Views of Southern Cheyenne ceremonies
Date: Unknown
This is a series of photographs documenting four views of unidentified Southern Cheyenne ceremonies. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Views of Southern Cheyenne ceremonies

Views of Southern Cheyenne ceremonies
Date: Unknown
This is a series of photgraphs documenting four views of unidentified Southern Cheyenne ceremonies. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Unknown author
Date: Between 1840 and 1850
This is a copy of a sketch titled "Waconda Spring In Primitive State." It shows Indians gathered around Waconda Springs located in Mitchell County, Kansas.


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