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Blackfeet chiefs attend stadium dedication at Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas

Blackfeet chiefs attend stadium dedication at Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1926
Nineteen Blackfeet Chiefs from Montana attended the October 27 to October 30, 1926 dedication of the new football stadium at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. Louis Palenske created this photograph with his Korona Panoramic View Camera, using 17-inch film. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Blackfeet Indian Chiefs

Blackfeet Indian Chiefs
Creator: Palenske Photo; Burlington, KS
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
Blackfeet Indian Chiefs at dedication of Haskell Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas.


Chief Two Gun White Calf meets Hervey B. Peairs at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas

Chief Two Gun White Calf meets Hervey B. Peairs at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1926
A crowd of observers witnesses the meeting of Chief Two Gun White Calf and Haskell Institute Superintendent Hervey B. Peairs. Louis Palenske photographed the event with a Korona Panoramic View Camera, using seventeen-inch film. Chief Two Gun White Calf has long been believed to have been the model for the relief sculpture of the Chief on the "buffalo nickel." The event, "All Indian Trails Lead to Lawrence" was a four-day event beginning on October 27th and ending on October 30th, 1926, and it included the dedication of the new football stadium at the Institute. Thousands of Native Americans from across the nation attended the event. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Chief Two Gun White Calf Meets Hervey B. Peairs at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas

Chief Two Gun White Calf Meets Hervey B. Peairs at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1926
A crowd of observers witnesses the meeting of Chief Two Gun White Calf and Haskell Institute Superintendent Hervey B. Peairs. Louis Palenske photographed the event with a Korona Panoramic View Camera, using seventeen-inch film. Chief Two Gun White Calf has long been believed to have been the model for the relief sculpture of the Chief on the "buffalo nickel". The event, "All Indian Trails Lead to Lawrence" was a four-day event beginning on October 27th and ending on October 30, 1926 and included the dedication of the new football stadium at the Institute. Thousands of Native Americans from across the nation attended the event. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Names and numbers of Indian tribes which must have possessions in the Indian Territory

Names and numbers of Indian tribes which must have possessions in the Indian Territory
Creator: McCoy, Isaac, 1784-1846
Date: November 1, 1832
Isaac McCoy, a Baptist missionary and surveyor, compiled this list of Indian tribes and their estimated populations. McCoy advocated Indian removal to western lands because he believed that the white man's influence on natives was corrupting. On this chart he listed about 45 tribes from all over the eastern United States. Only some of these tribes were relocated to Indian Territory (present-day Kansas). "Do" is an abbreviation for "ditto."


Route of Colonel Henry Dodge to the Rocky Mountains

Route of Colonel Henry Dodge to the Rocky Mountains
Date: 1835
This map shows the route of dragoon regiments under the command of Colonel Henry Dodge to the Rocky Mountains. The map includes boundary lines of Indian lands across Kansas.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 9, Correspondence

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 9, Correspondence
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1847-1855
This volume contains correspondence sent by the Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency in St. Louis, Missouri from 1847-1855. The correspondence was sent by the Superintendents of Indian Affairs to the Commissioners of Indian Affairs. During this period the superintendents included Thomas H. Harvey, David D. Mitchell, and Alfred Cumming; the commissioners included William Medill, Orlando Brown, Luke Lea, and George Washington Manypenny. Topics of discussion focused on the appropriation of federal funds for treaties, the hiring and firing of Indian agents, and the transportation and storage of goods and supplies. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service. A searchable, full-text (PDF) transcription is available under "External Links" below.


William Walker to G.P. Disosway

William Walker to G.P. Disosway
Creator: Walker, William
Date: January 19, 1933
In this letter to G.P. Disosway, William Walker describes his travels in and around Upper Sandusky, Ohio, which was where many Native Indians from the Wyandotte tribe were living before being sent to live in Kansas.


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