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Chief White Cloud

Chief White Cloud
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This is a postcard showing James White Cloud "The gro-wo-nung" born May 15, 1840, on the Iowa Indian Mission east of Highland Kansas. He served in the Union Army as a Scout for Company C of the 14th Kansas Cavalry. From 1866 until his death on July 16, 1940, he served as Chief of the Iowa Indian Nation.


Christopher Kit Carson

Christopher Kit Carson
Creator: McMillen, Z. P.
Date: Between 1856 and 1859
This is a carte de visite showing Christopher Kit Carson, explorer, trapper, Indian agent, and scout. Carson explored the west to California and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. He was hired by John C. Fremont as a guide, and led the expedition through much of California, Oregon and the Great Basin area. He achieved national fame through Fremont's accounts of his expeditions. During the Mexican-American war from 1846 to 1848, Carson was a courier and scout, celebrated for his rescue mission after the Battle of San Pasqual and for his coast-to-coast journey from California to Washington, DC to deliver news of the war to the U.S. government. In the 1850s, he was appointed Indian Agent to the Ute and Jicarilla Apaches. In the Civil War, he led a regiment of mostly Hispanic volunteers on the side of the Union at the Battle of Valverde in 1862. Later during the Indian Wars, Carson led armies to pacify the Navajo, Mescalero Apache, and the Kiowa and Comanche Indians.


History of the 19th Kansas Cavalry--Indian War of 1868-69

History of the 19th Kansas Cavalry--Indian War of 1868-69
Creator: Jenness, George B.
Date: 1869
This history of the 19th Kansas, written by the commander of Company F, George B. Jenness, is mainly composed of extracts from his diary. It includes details about where each company was raised, the names of the officers, organization and implementation of orders, the rigors of army life, and troop movements. Jenness' history also includes information about Samuel J. Crawford, the governor of Kansas, who resigned his position to assume command of the regiment on November 5, 1868. The document contains a copy of a letter from General Philip H. Sheridan to Governor Crawford about the need for calling up troops. Information on Native Americans, including interactions between troops and Native Americans, is also contained within this item. Jenness mentions captive chief including Satanta.


Indian Scouts in General Lane's camp

Indian Scouts in General Lane's camp
Date: November 23, 1861
Harper's Weekly illustration of Indian scouts in the camp of General James Lane. The illustration concerns a civil war conflict near Humansville, Missouri.


James Baker

James Baker
Date: Between 1860 and 1898
Portrait of Jim Baker, an Army scout, trapper and mountain man.


James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok

James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
Date: Between 1850s and 1870s
This incased ninth plate tintype shows James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (1837-1876). The legendary lawman and gun-slinger began his career in 1858 as peace officer of the Monticello Township in the Kansas Territory of Johnson County. For a number of years Hickok also worked as a government scout, guide and deputy U.S. marshal across the Great Plains. His reputation as a skilled marksman proceeded him wherever he went. In 1869 Hickok was elected marshal of Hays, Kansas and sheriff of Ellis County, Kansas. A role he served until 1870. In 1871, he was hired as Abilene, Kansas' town marshal. As marshal he earned fame for being a quick draw and for spending most of his time playing cards. Hickok was killed on August 01, 1876 while playing a game of poker at a saloon in the Deadwood, Dakota Territory.


James Butler  "Wild Bill" Hickok

James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
Date: Between 1850s and 1870s
This incased sixth plate tintype portrait shows James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (1837-1876). The legendary lawman and gun-slinger began his career in 1858 as peace officer of the Monticello Township in the Kansas Territory of Johnson County. For a number of years Hickok also worked as a government scout, guide and deputy U.S. marshal across the Great Plains. His reputation as a skilled marksman proceeded him wherever he went. In 1869 Hickok was elected marshal of Hays, Kansas and sheriff of Ellis County, Kansas. A role he served until 1870. In 1871, he was hired as Abilene, Kansas' town marshal. As marshal he earned famed for being a quick draw and for spending most of his time playing cards. Hickok was killed on August 01, 1876 while playing a game of poker at a saloon in the Deadwood, Dakota Territory.


Jesse Chisholm

Jesse Chisholm
Date: Between 1865 and 1868
A photograph of Jesse Chisholm, an Indian trader, guide and interpreter. He is best known for being the namesake to the Chisholm Trail, which Texas ranchers used to drive their cattle into Kansas and then ship by rail to eastern markets.


Jim Bridger

Jim Bridger
Date: Between 1860 and 1880
Jim Bridger, a scout for the Army, trapper & mountain man.


Kit Carson and the Ute Indian Commission

Kit Carson and the Ute Indian Commission
Creator: Brady's National Portrait Galleries
Date: 1868
D.C. Oakes (upper left), Lafayette Head (upper right), Christopher "Kit" Carson (lower left), and Hiram P. Bennett (lower right).


Memorandum of trip from Topeka, Kansas, to the Indian Country

Memorandum of trip from Topeka, Kansas, to the Indian Country
Creator: Johnson, Gustaf, 1826-1886
Date: 1868
These excerpts from Gus Johnson's journal record his experiences as a member of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, Company G. The entries are dated from November 12, 1868 to November 26, 1868. Johnson records the movements and activities of his company in addition to the local wildlife (particularly bison), the weather, and the landscape. Johnson's company also had some skirmishes with Indians.


Spencer Kellogg Brown

Spencer Kellogg Brown
Creator: Baker
Date: Between 1860 and 1863
This is a carte-de-visite showing Spencer Kellogg Brown, who was born August 17, 1842, in Kansas. In retaliation for the Pottawatomie Massacre, pro-slavery forces sacked Osawatomie on August 30, 1856. Spencer's family house was burned to the ground during the raid, and Spencer was captured and taken to Lafayette County, Missouri, for several weeks. During the Civil War, Brown was a soldier in the Union Army and served as a spy. He was executed by the Confederate States of America on September 25, 1863.


William Comstock

William Comstock
Date: Between 1860 and 1868
A photograph of William Comstock, an Indian Scout who also served as a pony express rider. Because of his knowledge of Indian languages, Comstock was chief of scouts and interpreter at Fort Wallace, Kansas. He was the favorite scout of General Phil Sheridan and General Armstrong Custer.


William Daniel Street

William Daniel Street
Creator: Young Studio
Date: 1907
This is a cabinet card showing William Daniel Street (1851-1911) who was born near Zanesville, Ohio in 1951. He moved to Kansas in 1861 and as a teenager and early adult worked on the plains of western Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska as a teamster, town developer, trapper, buffalo hunter, military scout, and cowboy. During the Indian Wars he served as a soldier in Company I, Nineteenth Kansas Volunteers and in Company D, Second Battalion, Kansas State Militia in 1869. Later in life, he was a prominent farmer and a newspaper publisher and editor in Decatur County, Kansas. Street was elected to the Kansas Legislature as a Republican in 1883 and 1889, and as a Populist in 1895 and 1897. He was speaker of the house in 1897 and a special session in 1898. He sought, but did not receive, the People's Party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1898. Street served from 1893 to 1896 on the Board of Regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University) and from 1898 to 1899 on the Kansas State Board of Charities. He died on October 15, 1911 in Oberlin, Kansas.


William Daniel Street

William Daniel Street
Creator: Martin, H. T.
Date: 1889-1890
This is a cabinet card showing William Daniel Street (1851-1911) who was born near Zaneville, Ohio in 1851. He moved to Kansas in 1861 and as a teenager and early adult worked on the plains of western Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska as a teamster, town developer, trapper, buffalo hunter, military scout, and cowboy. During the Indian Wars he served as a soldier in Company I, Nineteenth Kansas Volunteers, and also in Company D, Second Battalion, Kansas State Militia in 1869. Later in life, he was a prominent farmer and newspaper publisher and editor in Decatur County. Street was elected to the Kansas Legislature as a Republican in 1883 and 1889, and as a Populist in 1895 and 1897. He was speaker of the house in 1897 and a special session in 1898. He sought, but did not receive, the People's Party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1898. Street served from 1893 to 1896 on the Board of Regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University) and from 1898 to 1899 on the Kansas State Board of Charities. He died on October 15, 1911 in Oberlin, Kansas.


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Date: Between 1880 and 1917
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, a soldier, buffalo hunter, and entertainer. During the civil war, he served as a Union scout in campaigns against the Kiowa and Comanche and was a member of the 7th Kansas Cavalry. He earned the name "Buffalo Bill" for supplying buffalo meat to construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. His skills of bravery and accurate marksmanship entertained audiences in the Wild West show.


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Creator: Braithwaite, C. H.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Portrait of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody. During the Civil War, he served in the 7th Kansas Cavalry Regiment. Later, Cody was chief of scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Indian Wars. He claimed to have worked many jobs, but he became world famous for his Wild West show. He got his nickname for supplying Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with bison meat.


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Date: Between 1860 and 1880
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a soldier, buffalo hunter, and entertainer. He served as a Union scout in campaigns against the Kiowa and Comanche and was a member of the 7th Kansas Cavalry. He earned the name "Buffalo Bill" for supplying buffalo meat to construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. His skills of bravery and accurate marksmanship entertained audiences in the Wild West Show.


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