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Frederick Chouteau to W. W. Cone correspondence

Frederick Chouteau to W. W. Cone correspondence
Creator: Chouteau, Frederick
Date: May 05, 1880-November 25, 1880
In this correspondence between Frederick Chouteau and W. W. Cone, Chouteau addresses a number of questions that Cone had submitted to him regarding Chouteau's years among the Native Americans of Kansas. Selling weapons, furs, blankets, alcohol, and other items to the Kansa tribe made Chouteau a wealthy man like the rest of the Chouteau family who had made their name and fortune in the fur trade.


John C. McCoy to Franklin G. Adams

John C. McCoy to Franklin G. Adams
Creator: McCoy, John Calvin, 1811-1889
Date: February 09, 1885
In this item, from John C. McCoy to Franklin G. Adams of the Kansas State Historical Society, McCoy discusses his early experiences in Kansas. McCoy, who came to Kansas City in 1830 to perform missionary work with his father Isaac McCoy and mother Christiana McCoy, was an active figure throughout Kansas from 1830 until his death in 1889. In this letter to Adams, McCoy relates the details of people he came into contact with, including a number of Native Americans.


John Thompson Peery to W.W. Cone

John Thompson Peery to W.W. Cone
Creator: Peery, John T. (John Thompson), 1817-1890
Date: December 30, 1880
In this letter to Kansas State Historical Society clerk W.W. Cone, Reverend John Thompson Peery discusses his recollections of the Kaw Mission. According to Reverand Peery, he arrived at the Kaw Mission in the spring of 1845 to help establish a "Manual Labor School." In the letter, Peery describes the buildings on the property, as well as the Native Indian groups who lived in the vicinity of the Kaw Mission.


Richard W. Cummins to Willam Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs

Richard W. Cummins to Willam Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs
Creator: Cummins, Richard W.
Date: April 2, 1831
Letter by Richard W. Cummins detailing the physical conditions of the Delaware and Weas Indian tribes under his care for the time period between 1830 and 1831.


W.R. Bernard to George Washington Martin

W.R. Bernard to George Washington Martin
Creator: Bernard, William R.
Date: July 24, 1905
In this letter to George Washington Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, W.R. Bernard provides a brief biographical sketch of Richard W. Cummins, who served as Indian Agent for the Shawnee Tribe.


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