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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...
Amplissima Regionis Mississipi seu Provinciae Ludovicianae
Continuation of catalog title: "A R.P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss. in America septentrionali anno 1687 detectae, nunc Gallorum coloniis et actionem negotiis toto orbe celeberrimae."
Art Museum Gets a Major Gift
October 23, 2009
Morton and Estelle Sosland have made a gift of about 200 "rare and important objects of Northwest Coast art" to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Gaylord Torrence, curator of American Indian art, said that...
California, Oregon, Texas, and the Territories Adjoining with Routes Etc.
Detailed political map of western territories of the U.S. in 1849. The following territories are included: Nebraska (to Canadian border), Indian Territory, Texas, Upper or New California, Oregon (to Canadian...
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...
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.
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.
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...
Historical Landmarks, Trails & Monuments in and around Kansas City, Mo.
Historic areas marked with associated dates including Indian campsites, battle fields, churches, cemeteries, forts, bridges, fords or ferries. Includes Clay, Jackson, and parts of Cass County in Missouri...
Indian Tribes in North and Central America
Blueprint of remarkably comprehensive map showing, apparently, all known locations of Indian tribes from the Arctic Circle to the northwest corner of South America, including the areas of present-day Canada,...
Indian Tribes, Reservations and Settlements in the United States
Map of the United States keyed to show reservations allotted in part, reservations allotted and open, and tribal lands, as well as colonies in Nevada and rancherias in California. Inset map of Alaska indicates...
Johnson's North America
Map of all land forms in the northern half of the western hemisphere, including the farthest reaches of northern Canada, the west coast of Greenland, the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the...
Johnson's United States
Map of the United States, Lower California, northern Mexico, Cuba, and the Bahama Islands. State and territorial boundaries, railroad lines, rivers, and towns are indicated for the U.S., as well as forts,...
Landscapes of Removal and Resistance, Edwin James's Nineteenth-Century Cross-Cultural Collaborations
Article discusses Edwin James's early career as botanist on the Long expedition to the Rocky Mountains and his collaborative works with John Tanner as well as Stephen H. Long. According to the author,...
Line Creek Park
Photos, maps, and information on Line Creek Park in the Platte County section of Kansas City North, Missouri (at 5700 Northwest Waukomis Drive), established in 1967 as an archaeological preserve for an...
Map of Eastern Kansas
Photoreproduction of a map of eastern Kansas including a sketch of three buildings in Lawrence. Legend indicates towns, trading posts, post offices, Native American villages, missions, and government forts....
Missouri Territory, Formerly Louisiana
Map shows area from Mississippi River westward, with rivers, mountains, locations of Native American tribes, and "probable north boundary" marked in blue and "probable south boundary marked in light pink...
Murder On the Santa Fe Trail: The United States v. See See Sah Mah and Escotah
The article covers the case against See See Sah Mah and Escotah, two Sac Indians accused in the murder of trader Norris Colburn on the Santa Fe Trail in 1847. The article illustrates the "larger story...
Native American Photography
The Spring 2011 issue is dedicated to Native American photography, focusing on Horace Poolaw, one of the first American Indian professional photographers in the early twentieth century. Articles included...
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