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In his journal, Dr. Johnston Lykins, a Baptist missionary to the Shawnee Indians in northeast Kansas, recorded that many of the Shawnee villages were alarmed about an outbreak of smallpox. Lykins offered his assistance by vaccinating the natives.

Creator: Lykins, Johnston, 1800?-1876
Date: July 18, 1831

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This brief journal entry illuminates the hardships the Shawnee faced as they adjusted to life in Indian Territory, focusing particularly on the diseases that could decimate their population.

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

Item Number: 209990
Call Number: Johnston Lykins Coll. # 421, Box 1 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209990

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