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These buttons were recovered from room 3 at the Pottawatomi Mission in Shawnee County during excavations by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew in 1975. Buttons shown are manufactured of white glass, bone, and rubber in two- and four-hole styles. One button was made by the Novelty Rubber Company. 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 grounds of the Kansas Historical Society.

Date: 1850-1861

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Item Number: 509468
Call Number: 14SH325
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509468

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