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This photograph, taken in 1935 as part of the New Deal Federal Indian program, depicts a bark house on the Kickapoo Reservation in northeast Kansas. This was the home of Marie Pewamo, who is presumably the woman standing out front. This style of house had been used since the nineteenth century by both the Kickapoo and Pottawatomi tribes.

Creator: Parkman, Mary
Date: 1935

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This photo can be used to demonstrate how native tribes in the twentieth century held fast to their traditional way of life. It could work alongside other images from the New Deal Federal Indian program.

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Item Number: 209803
Call Number: E93 R.K2.1935c *19
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209803

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