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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 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.


Joseph S. Chick interview

Joseph S. Chick interview
Creator: Cone, W. W.
Date: October 19, 1908
This item contains fifteen pages of notes taken by Zu Adams during an interview with Kansas City businessman Joseph S. Chick that took place at Kansas City's Union Station in October 1908. The interview covers details of Chick's early years in Kansas, the settlers he lived near, a description of the style of Kaw houses, a brief description of Francis Chouteau, his work finding arrowheads, and other incidents from his past.


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