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This portrait by an unidentified artist depicts the Kickapoo chief Kennekuk, who moved with his tribe to Indian Territory (present-day Kansas) in 1832. The Kickapoo tribe had originally claimed land in Illinois, but they ceded this land to the United States in 1819. In the next year they moved to lands in Missouri, where they stayed for twelve years. The reverse of the print refers to Kennekuk as the "Kickapoo Prophet."

Date: between 1819 and 1845

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This image works with documents and other visuals that discuss Indian removal to Kansas, particularly those that deal with the Kickapoo tribe.

KS:7th:1.4:Indian Removal (2005)

Item Number: 209785
Call Number: E99 K4.I K *1
Holding Institution: According to the information on the negative sleeve, the original painting is at the Smithsonian

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