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A.M. Campbell on the Battle of Washita

A.M. Campbell on the Battle of Washita
Creator: Campbell, A.M.
Date: October 10, 1905
In this item, A. M. Campbell relates his experiences regarding the Delawares, the Southern Cheyennes, Black Kettle, and the Battle of Washita. Serving as a ferry boat operator in Lawrence, Kansas Territory during the early 1850s, Campbell explains that he was "well acquainted" with Black Kettle and the members of his band. As the item indicates, Black Kettle was killed in 1868 during the Battle of the Washita in Oklahoma.


A.M. Coville to George W. Martin

A.M. Coville to George W. Martin
Creator: Coville, A.M.
Date: March 27, 1909
In this letter to Kansas State Historical Society Secretary Geroge W. Martin, A.M. Coville relates his knowledge of the Kaw Indian White Plume. Coville explains that when he first met White Plume in 1875 he "claimed to be over 90 years old, and he certainly looked to be 100. His hair was white his face wrinkled and features shrunken." Coville also mentions that White Plume had survived an attack with the "Plains Indians" in which he had been scalped, surviving only by being rescued by his tribesmen.


A brief history of Caleb and Rebecca Harvey, missionaries in the Quaker Shawnee Mission in 1858

A brief history of Caleb and Rebecca Harvey, missionaries in the Quaker Shawnee Mission in 1858
Creator: Duvall, Dorothy
Date: August 23, 1940
This item, written by Dorothy Duvall, the granddaughter of Caleb and Rebecca Harvey, provides a four-page history of the Harvey's missionary experiences at the Quaker Shawnee Mission. Duvall explains that the Harvey's went to the Shawnee Mission in 1858 after leaving Springfield, Ohio. According to Duvall, Caleb Harvey was an agricultural teacher, and Rebecca Harvey "taught the girls household duties of every sort and how to sew."


A brief sketch of Indian tribes in Franklin County, Kansas in 1862-1906

A brief sketch of Indian tribes in Franklin County, Kansas in 1862-1906
Creator: Romig, Joseph
Date: 1906
This item, written by missionary Reverend Joseph Romig of Franklin County, Kansas, contains a detailed history of the Native American tribes of Franklin County, Kansas, from 1862-1906. The cover indicates it is "for the benefit of the future generation of the county."


Abstract of articles purchased during the 4th quarter, 1878

Abstract of articles purchased during the 4th quarter, 1878
Creator: Potawatomi Indian Agency
Date: October 01, 1878-December 14, 1878
This item details the goods and services purchased for the Kansas Agency in the final quarter of 1878. This abstract lists who purchased the item, what item was purchased, as well as the price of the item. Items purchased include buttons, coffee, nails, rice, scissors, and many other items needed for the Kickapoo tribe that lived on the Kansas Agency. During this period, the Kansas Agency was officially known as the Potawatomi Agency but was often referred to as the Kansas Agency because it was the only one in Kansas at the time.


Abstract of articles purchased during the third quarter of 1879

Abstract of articles purchased during the third quarter of 1879
Creator: Linn, H.C.
Date: July 01, 1879-September 01, 1879
This item contains a list of items purchased by U.S. Indian Agent H.C. Linn for the Kansas (Potawatomi) Agency in the third quarter of 1879. Items include beef, bastard files, bacon, lye, nails, and other things. The abstract indicates that the purchases were for the Kickapoo tribe living at the Kansas Agency.


Address of C.E. Adams before the second flag raising of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society

Address of C.E. Adams before the second flag raising of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society
Creator: Adams, C.E.
Date: September 29, 1897
This item is a draft of C.E. Adams's speech to mark the occasion of the second flag raising of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society in September 1897.


Adolph Roenigk and George W. Martin correspondence

Adolph Roenigk and George W. Martin correspondence
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: October 10, 1904-January 24, 1908
In this correspondence with George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Adolph Roenigk addresses issues related to the Pawnee Indians. In the letter dated October 10, 1904, Roenigk explains that "a Battle between the Potowatomie and the Pawnee Indians was fought here [Lincoln, Kansas] in 1863." According to Roenigk, between 14 and 16 Native Indians were killed during the fighting. Similarly, Roenigk's letter of October 24, 1906, concerns violence between Kansans and Native Indians during the late 1860s when a man named Solomon Humbarger and Solomon's brother were attacked by Native Indians. After killing one of their chiefs Roenigk states that Humbarger was shot in the thigh with an arrow.


Albert Henning to George W. Martin

Albert Henning to George W. Martin
Creator: Henning, Albert
Date: August 16, 1905
In this letter to George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Albert Henning describes finding "the body of an indian with a number of bullet holes in his body." According to Henning, the Indian that he found was killed by a party of men from Oberlin who had gathered together in the aftermath of a March 1879 attack by the Northern Cheyenne under Dull Knife.


An act to legalize certain marriages therein named

An act to legalize certain marriages therein named
Creator: Washington, Chief James
Date: April 8, 1851
This item, approved by Wyandott Chief James Washington, provides a list of people married within the Wyandott territory in the spring of 1851.


Belle R. Greene to George W. Martin

Belle R. Greene to George W. Martin
Creator: Greene, Belle R.
Date: March 28, 1907-April 3, 1907
In this correspondence with George W. Martin, Belle R. Greene, daughter of Jesse Greene, discusses the material covered in her father's papers from the period when he worked at the Shawnee Indian Methodist Manual Labor School. As Belle Greene indicates in her letters to G.W. Martin, her father's papers are full of details regarding the individuals he dealt with at the Methodist school.


Blackhoof or Catahecassa, the famous Shawnee Chief

Blackhoof or Catahecassa, the famous Shawnee Chief
Date: February 19, 1907
This item provides a detailed history of the Shawnee Native American warrior Blackhook (Catahecassa). Born in Florida, Blackhoof moved with his tribe as it was pushed north and west during the early expansion of Colonial America and, later, the United States.


Blue Earth Village in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Blue Earth Village in Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This map shows the Kansa Indian Blue Earth Village in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, active 1780-1830. The archeological site number is 14PO24.


C.C. Isley to Reverend W.C. McGuire, and accompanying manuscript

C.C. Isley to Reverend W.C. McGuire, and accompanying manuscript
Creator: Isely, Charles C.
Date: September 06, 1943
These two items, from C.C. Isely of Dodge City, Kansas, contain Isely's thoughts on his experience at the Kickapoo Indian Reservation in the late 1890s. In the letter to Reverend W.C. McGuire of Hoyt, Kansas, Isely asks McGuire if he was familiar with two Potawatomies that Isely appeared with in a picture taken at the time of his 1897 visit. The accompanying story, titled "Democracy in the Primitive" contains Isely's recollections of his visit to the Kickapoo Indian Reservation near Powhattan, Kansas.


Certificate of recommendation for Sutomoni

Certificate of recommendation for Sutomoni
Creator: Hatterscheidt, John G.
Date: July 1854
This item, which contains the original document and a more-legible copy of the original, is a certificate written by John P. Hatterscheidt that vouches for the character of Indian Chief Sutomoni, who was recommended to Hatterscheidt by W. Quicke.


Charles Tucker's residence, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Charles Tucker's residence, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Creator: Cornatzer, Samuel M.
Date: April 10, 1876
This item concerns the legal heirs of the estate of Wah-na-se. In council, the Shawnee leaders decided that the land owned by Wah-na-se would be given to her sole heir, Mary Rodgers. The item is signed by Head Chief Charles Tucker, Assistant Chief Dudley Tucker, and Shawnee "Councillors" James Kyser, Hiram Johnson, and Charles Tucker, Jr.


Chippewa cemetery

Chippewa cemetery
Creator: Romig, Joseph
Date: June 15, 1909
These two items concern the Chippewa cemetery in Ottawa, Kansas. In the letter to H.F. Sheldon, Reverend Joseph Romig explains that he made the drawing of the cemetery when he was in Ottawa, Kansas, in March and April of 1909. The second item, a depiction of the Chippewa cemetery in Ottawa, Kansas, shows the birth and death dates of those interred at the cemetery.


Civil action: petition for partition

Civil action: petition for partition
Creator: District Court of Kansas, Third Judicial District
Date: 1859
This item is a petition for partition that was brought to the District Court of Kansas (Kansas Territory) in 1859. The District Court, located in Johnson County, was in session for the Fall Term of 1859. In this action, Lucy B. Armstrong claimed that she was the legal widow and heir of John B. Armstrong and, therefore, was entitled to full control over the Mr. Armstrong's assets.


Clara Gowing reminiscence

Clara Gowing reminiscence
Creator: Gowing, Clara
Date: 1908
A series of letters written by Clara Gowing describing Gowing's experiences such as her "Early Mission life among the Indians of the west," "Miss Elisabeth S. Morse," "An Indian Payment," "Indian Traditions," "A Wedding Among the Indians," and "Mission School Among the Indians."


Daily journal of Elisabeth S. Morse, teacher at Delaware Baptist Mission

Daily journal of Elisabeth S. Morse, teacher at Delaware Baptist Mission
Creator: Morse, Elizabeth Stevens
Date: February 13, 1866-July 14, 1866
This item is the 1866 daily journal for Elisabeth S. Morse who taught at the Delaware Baptist Mission near Edwardsville, Kansas. While a number of entries are fairly brief, the journal contains interesting information on Morse's daily activities at the Mission.


Daniel Boone to W.W. Cone

Daniel Boone to W.W. Cone
Creator: Boone, Daniel Morgan III
Date: August 11, 1879
In this item, Daniel Boone, grandson of pioneer frontiersman Daniel Boone, relates details of his early life in Kansas to W.W. Cole. Boone explains that his family lived just beyond the line that marked one edge of the Delaware Agency, and near to an area of land set aside for "halfbreeds."


Dewitt C. Goodrich to George W. Martin

Dewitt C. Goodrich to George W. Martin
Creator: Goodrich, Dewitt C.
Date: January 16, 1911
In this letter to George Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Captain Dewitt C. Goodrich writes regarding an attack that occurred near Victoria, Kansas, in October 1867. According to Captain Dewitt, he was six miles east of Fort Hays, Kansas, working on "subdividing townships." His party of eight people, which included three African American soldiers that were provided by the U.S. Government for protection, hid from the Indians in a nearby ditch. However, Goodrich recalls that others were not so lucky, including a civilian working at Fort Hays who was "scalped, full of arrows and badly mutilated with butcher knives."


Dofflemyer correspondence

Dofflemyer correspondence
Creator: Dofflemyer, Lewis
Date: January 26, 1940-February 05, 1940
This correspondence centers on Lewis E. Dofflemyer's knowledge of the work of his father, Daniel Dofflemyer, who taught at the Shawnee Methodist Mission beginning around 1850.


E.A. Herod to George W. Martin

E.A. Herod to George W. Martin
Creator: Herod, E.A.
Date: October 02, 1902
In this letter, E.A. Herod, professor of mathematics at Northwestern Territorial Normal School, relates what he knows about a battle between Confederate soldiers and Osage Indians that took place in southeast Kansas during the Civil War.


E.C. Thayer to Dr. J.W. McIntosh correspondence

E.C. Thayer to Dr. J.W. McIntosh correspondence
Creator: Thayer, E.C.
Date: January 18, 1896
In this letter to Dr. J.W. McIntosh, E.C.Thayer discusses the character of James Murie, Pawnee breastworks, and tensions and conflicts betweeen the Pawnees, Omahas, and Sioux.


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