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In this letter to Rev. Crosby, of the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, missionary Jotham Meeker expressed his interest in bringing the Christian gospel to the Ottawa Indians. Meeker was currently stationed at the Shawnee Baptist Mission in Indian Territory (today part of northeast Kansas). He was particularly concerned about their opposition to missionaries. Meeker also wrote about the influx of Indian tribes who were embracing agriculture.

Creator: Meeker, Jotham, 1804-1855
Date: January 10, 1834

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This source discusses Indian removal, natives' loss of customary resources, and their reluctance to adopt Christianity. It could also be grouped with other sources regarding Meeker's Ottawa Mission, which was eventually established in 1837.

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

Item Number: 210068
Call Number: Jotham Meeker Papers Coll. #439, Box 1, 1833-34 Correspondence Folder
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210068

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