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This thimble was recovered from the Pottawatomi Mission in Shawnee County during excavations by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew in 1975. Thimbles are worn to protect the finger while pushing a needle through fabric or leather during sewing. The Mission was built in 1850 with the purpose of teaching Potawatomi children reading, writing, and trade skills. After closing in 1861 the building served multiple purposes. The building and the surrounding land was purchased by the State of Kansas in 1973 and it remains on the site of the Kansas Historical Society.

Date: 1848-1861

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Item Number: 507275
Call Number: 14SH325-151
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 507275

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