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William L Sawyers
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"If the Union Wins, We Won't Have Anything Left": The Rise and Fall of the Southern Cherokees of Kansas
Maps, photos, and article about the Cherokees of Kansas and their settlement of the Cherokee Neutral Lands and Chetopa, Kansas, area. Includes a table "Heads of Cherokee Families Identified as Living on...
A Map of a Large Country Newly Discovered in the Nothern America
Continuation of title: Situated between New Mexico and the Frozen Sea Together with the Course of the Great River Meschasipi.
Facsimile of 1698 map depicting Father Louis Hennepin's impressions...
A Poet Talks of Indians
February 28, 1932
Brief article profiling poet and scholar John G. Neihardt, on the occasion of a personal reading from his epic group of poems Cycle of the West at the Community Church (Linwood Boulevard and Forest Avenue)....
All Indian Trails Lead to Lawrence, October 27 to 30, American Identity and the Dedication of Haskell Institute's Football Stadium
Haskell Indian Institute (now Haskell Indian Nations University), located in Lawrence, Kansas, opened in 1884 and its curriculum resembled that of Carlisle Institute, an Indian training school located...
Apache Chiefs, Da-va-ko and Dor-con-each-la
Studio portrait of two Apache chiefs, Da-va-ko and Dor-con-each-la, in traditional dress. A handwritten description reads" "Apache Chiefs, who have a history not soon to be forgotten by the people of New...
Baptiste Bayhylle, Pawnee Indian
Elderly Pawnee Indian, Baptiste Bayhylle, wrapped in a blanket and wearing a top hat. Bayhylle was a U.S. Indian interpreter for the Pawnee, and was thought to be nearly 100 years old when this photograph...
Biography of James Mett Shippee (1896-1985), Archaeologist
Biography of Joseph Parks (1794-1859), Shawnee Indian Chief
Chief Geronimo, Apache
Reproduction of a portrait painting of Apache Chief Geronimo, by E.A. Burbank. Fort Sill, O.T. [Oklahoma Territory], 1898.
Choosing Sides: American Indians Square off in Southwest Missouri
A look at Indian involvement in Civil War battles in Missouri which "holds the distinction of having been the stage for the only conflict of the war, the First Battle of Newtonia, in which American Indian...
Comanche Brave (one who fears nothing)
Studio portrait of a Comanche brave identified as "One Who Fears Nothing." The print is on a boudoir card mount, produced by Lenny & Sawyers Indian Views, Purcell, Oklahoma.
Cram's Railroad and Township Map of Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas
Map shows numerous rivers, creeks, and towns, as well as railroad lines and county boundaries. Territories of individual Indian tribes are outlined in the area south of Kansas.
Delaware Lands Belonging to the Union Pacific Rail Way Company, Eastern Division
Map of ceded Delaware lands in Kansas, which the Union Pacific, Eastern Division was selling to settlers at the time of the map's creation. Residences of individuals, apparently tribal officials, are indicated,...
Don Santiago Kirker, The King of New Mexico
November 1, 2006
Biographical article describing James Kirker, a controversial mercenary and early Santa Fe Trail adventurer of Scots-Irish descent. Among his many pursuits, Kirker led raiding bands of displaced Shawnee...
El Cuartelejo: Pueblo on the High Plains
Article describes in detail the ruins of El Cuartelejo, the only known dwelling of "Pueblo Indians" in the state of Kansas. Refugees from the Taos pueblo in northern New Mexico came to the area of Scott...
Expedition to Powder River in 1865
The last item on this microfilm roll is handwritten notes by an unknown soldier who was a member of General Patrick E. Connor's command on the expedition to Powder River in 1865. This expedition was against...
Festival Features Drums, Dancing Under a Harvest Moon
October 2, 2011
Interview of Teresa Bradskey, a Kansas City resident who is a member of the Miami of Oklahoma tribe. Bradskey is founder of the first Harvest Moon Native American Festival to be held October 15, 2011.
Field Notes of the Survey of the Cherokee Lands
The second item on this roll of microfilm is the "Field Notes of the Survey of the Cherokee Lands, surveyed in 1836-7 by John C. McCoy." This item contains 43 handwritten pages and is signed by John C....
Five Apache Men Seated
Studio portrait of five Apache males in native dress. The print is on a boudoir card mount, produced by W.L. Sawyers Indian Art Gallery, Purcell, Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
Fort Osage: First Settlement in Jackson County
October 3, 1921
Article about the history of Fort Osage, commonly known as the first white settlement in Jackson County, Missouri, from 1808 to 1827. Discussion of the events before 1808 leading to its establishment and...
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