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In this letter to Kansas State Historical Society Secretary Geroge W. Martin, A.M. Coville relates his knowledge of the Kaw Indian White Plume. Coville explains that when he first met White Plume in 1875 he "claimed to be over 90 years old, and he certainly looked to be 100. His hair was white his face wrinkled and features shrunken." Coville also mentions that White Plume had survived an attack with the "Plains Indians" in which he had been scalped, surviving only by being rescued by his tribesmen.

Creator: Coville, A.M.
Date: March 27, 1909

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Item Number: 219526
Call Number: Indian History Coll. #590 Box 3 Folder: Kansa
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 219526

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