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Diary of Reverend John Thompson Peery

Diary of Reverend John Thompson Peery
Creator: Peery, John T. (John Thompson), 1817-1890
Date: January 1, 1850 - August 7, 1879
This item, acquired from Mary Peery Whittaker by William E. Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, contains diary entries written by Reverend John Thompson Peery who was served the Methodist Church South for 52 years. According to Mary Peery Whitaker, the entries were written while Reverand Peery was a teacher at the Shawnee Mission. Entries date from 1850 to 1879.


Fate: What is to be the fate of the Prairie Band?

Fate: What is to be the fate of the Prairie Band?
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: 1917
This item was written in 1917 by Kansas State Historical Society Secretary William Elsey Connelley. Included is both the handwritten draft and typed draft of the work. In the item, the closing piece of his history of the Potawatomie Prairie Band Indians, then located on a reservation in Jackson County, Kansas, Connelley provides his assessment of the probable future of the Prairie Band. Having witnessed their attributes firsthand, Connelley argues that the Prairie Band convinced him that his "faith in the competency and efficiency of the Indian race was well founded." In order to reinforce this belief Connelley then points to events then happening in Europe, stating that "savages, you say. Savages? Look on the reeking battlefields of Europe. All the cruelties perpetrated by the Indians on their despoilers through ten generations could not equal those heaped on France and Belgium in four years by a civilized and enlightened nation." In the end, Connelley maintains that the closure of the frontier in the West will likely spell the end for the "proud possessors of the greatest continent."


First called the Methodist Indian Mission

First called the Methodist Indian Mission
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: March 08, 1921
This item, written by William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, covers some of the history of the Methodist Indian Mission which was later known as the Indian Manual Training School and finally, the Shawnee Mission.


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.


Potawatomi allottees and Connelley, Snyder, and Bennett correspondence

Potawatomi allottees and Connelley, Snyder, and Bennett correspondence
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: November 23, 1917-December 03, 1917
The largest item in this group is a list of Potawatomi allottees complied by Colonel Henry J. Aten around 1905. The accompanying correspondence, that discusses the list of allottees, consists of letters between William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, A. R. Snyder, Superintendent and Special Distribution Agent for the United States Indian Service, and W.W. Bennett, Superintendent of the U.S. Indian Service. Also included is a two-page, hand-written document titled "Location of Agency Buildings."


Prairie Band of Potawatomie Indians

Prairie Band of Potawatomie Indians
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: 1917
This item was written by William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society It covers the history of the Prairie Band of Potawatomie Indians then located on the reservation in Jackson County, Kansas.


Significance of the name of the capital city of Kansas

Significance of the name of the capital city of Kansas
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: December 25, 1925
This item, written by William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, traces the origins of the name Topeka. Beginning with the early settlement of the land that became Kansas, Connelley examines the history of the Indians in the area that eventually became the capital of the state of Kansas. According to Connelley's research, the Tapage Pawnee were the group from which the name Topeka was derived after "it went through all the corruptions and misapprehensions to which white men subjected Indian proper names."


The Old Shawnee Mission

The Old Shawnee Mission
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: January 01, 1900-January 01, 1920
This item, written by William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, provides a detailed history of the Old Shawnee Mission up until the early twentieth century. Connelley's history of the Mission covers the many events which placed European and European Americans in control of the land where the Mission was eventually built, as well as the many evolutions of the Old Shawnee Mission itself.


Vocabulary of the Delaware language

Vocabulary of the Delaware language
Creator: Wilcoxen, Rezin
Date: April 14, 1918
This item, secured from Rezin Wilcoxen by William E. Connelley in 1895, contains the vocabulary of the language spoken by the Delaware Nation. According to Connelley, Rezin learned the Delaware language from his wife, a native speaker of the Delaware language. Each page contains the English word, the Delaware equivalent, as well as the breakdown of how to pronounce each Delaware word.


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