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William L Sawyers
William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
"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...
1822 Map of the United States
Map of the United States showing Arkansas Territory, Missouri Territory (stretching to the west coast), and a large area comprising the southwest, including present-day northern Mexico. Names of many Indian...
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 Map of the Indian Territory, Northern Texas, and New Mexico, Showing the Great Western Prairies
Photo reprint of a map showing westward routes, locations of Indian tribes in the middle west and western United States in 1844, and some particular notations which probably refer to details of Josiah...
A Pictorial Historian
Brief article describing a George Catlin exhibit on loan (from the Smithsonian American Art Museum) to the Museum of the American West in Los Angeles from the Smithsonian Institution from Jun 4-August...
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)....
Aboriginal America East of the Mississippi
Map, apparently taken from a book, showing locations in eastern U.S. of the following tribes: Abnaki, Pequot, Narraganset, Mohegan,Delaware (Lenni Lenape), Nanticoke, Pohawtan, Tuscarora, Woccon, Catawba,...
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...
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."
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...
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...
Ask the Marshall
Question and answer column including a statistical summary of casualties incurred during the ''Indian Wars'' in the western United States. The author writes that in 1,240 post-Civil War engagements, 2,125...
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...
Before Manifest Destiny
Article describes 16 points of interest in the United States and Canada for people interested in ''Old West'' trading posts and Indian factory replicas.
Biography of James Mett Shippee (1896-1985), Archaeologist
Biography of Joseph Parks (1794-1859), Shawnee Indian Chief
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...
Chased by Spirits
May 6-12, 2004
Article details the lives of several college students at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Haskell is one of 32 Federally recognized tribal colleges or universities in the country....
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...
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