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This is a portrait of John B. Dunbar who was born at Bellevue, Nebraska, on April 3, 1841, where his parents were Presbyterian missionaries to the Pawnee Indians. He attended Hopkins Academy, Hadley, Massachusetts, and graduated from Amherst College in 1864. From 1869 to 1878, he was professor of Latin and Greek languages at Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas. In 1872-73, he assisted Father Gaillard of St. Mary's mission in the preparation of a Pottawatomie grammar and dictionary. Later he compiled a brief grammar and partial vocabulary of the Pawnee language, but it was never published. After leaving Topeka, Dunbar was connected with the public schools at Deposit and Brooklyn, New York, and Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Date: Between 1905 and 1910

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Item Number: 221250
Call Number: B Dunbar, John B *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 221250

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