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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 journal gives an example of how the Native Americans were effected by European disease. Lykins discusses how more than 20 Native Americans had smallpox during his time in the Shawnee village, and that they were all "much alarmed."


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

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