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Charles Bluejacket, a mixed-blood Shawnee Indian, came to Kansas (then called Indian Territory) in 1832. He was a well-respected man among the Shawnee Indians, and he became an ordained Methodist minister in 1859. He moved to new Indian territory in Oklahoma in 1871. This photograph, which depicts Bluejacket in his late thirties or forties, was most likely taken in the 1860s or 1870s.

Date: Between 1860 and 1879

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This image can be tied to other sources dealing with the Shawnee Indians' removal to Kansas. It can also serve as an example of Indian acculturation and accommodation.

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

Item Number: 209796
Call Number: E99 S35.I B*1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209796

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