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This photograph of Mrs. Frank Mazhas and her two daughters, Louise and Lizzie, was taken in 1935 as part of the New Deal Federal Indian program. These women belonged to the Prairie Band of the Pottawatomi tribe and are wearing traditional Pottawatomi clothing used for festive occasions.

Creator: Parkman, Mary
Date: 1935

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This image demonstrates how, approximately one hundred years after removal, native tribes in Kansas continued to hold to traditional ways. It is also one of the few visuals for the 7th grade emigrant Indian standard that depicts women. It can also be used as an example of traditional Pottawatomi clothing.

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

Item Number: 209801
Call Number: E93 R.K2.1935c *23
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209801

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