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Dr. Johnston Lykins, a Baptist missionary to the Shawnee Indians in Indian Territory (present-day Kansas), edited the Shawnee Sun, a newspaper printed in the Shawnee language. In these journal entries from 1842, Lykins wrote about his efforts to teach Shawnee pupils how to read under this alphabet (the Shawnee language had no written system). Lykins also spent some time traveling to visit and treat the sick.

Creator: Lykins, Johnston, 1800?-1876
Date: February 23, 1842-March 5, 1842

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This journal entry could work in tandem with the issue of the Shawnee Sun to discuss Indian missions and their educational efforts.

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

Item Number: 209992
Call Number: Johnston Lykins Journal (Coll. 421), Box 1, Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209992

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