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'Dying,' He Led a Kansas Faith
Photo and biographical article about Reverend Samuel Irvin, a missionary born about 1812 and moving in with Kansas Indians near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas about 1837, co-founding the town of Highland, Kansas,...
A File from Letters from the Leavenworth Agency, Roll 303
Copies of letters written by Luke Lea (an Indian agent) and others about the character and activities of W. W. Cleghorn, another Indian agent at Fort Leavenworth around 1850. Complimentary descriptions...
A Long Long Trail
Photo and biographical article about Martin Jones, government surveyor of the Santa Fe Trail in 1876 and Jackson County surveyor from 1854 to 1860, assisting in "lay[ing] out the city limits of Independence...
A Time Line for the Settlement of Kansas
A listing of dates with related events for the history of Kansas beginning in 1600 and ending with 1885. For example: 1744 - French build Fort Cavagnial near present site of Fort Leavenworth; closed 1764....
A Witness of the Times
Description of various existing landmarks of Territorial Kansas.
Biography of Moses Grinter (1810-1878) and Anna Marshall Grinter (1820-1905), Pioneers
Biography of Ruby D. Garrett (1882-1969), Attorney and Politician
Black General and Wife Killed in Plane Crash
File containing a photo and obituary for General Roscoe Cartwright, "black brigadier general, retired," killed in a plane crash at the age of 55. Native of Kansas City, Kansas serving in World War II,...
Brave New World
Eleven captioned photographs of early settlements in Kansas Territory, along with quotations from prominent early settlers describing the pioneer experience.
Building the Kingdom of God: Alpheus Cutler and the Second Mormon Mission to the Indians, 1846-1853
Article about the Mormon Indian mission in Kansas, southwest of Fort Leavenworth, organized in the 1840s by Alpheus Cutler, and with description of the Mormon Trail to Utah, with illustrations and photos....
Calley at Ft. Leavenworth
Article about the entry into the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, of William L. Calley, Jr., or William Calley, "convicted in March 1971 of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese...
Description of Camp Croghan, the "first military post in Kansas," also called Cantonment Martin, "established in 1818 when Kansas was an unknown portion of the Louisiana Territory" and "winter quarters...
Ceran St. Vrain
Biographical chapter of the book about Ceran Saint Vrain, or Ceran St. Vrain (1802-1870), a fur trader native to the area of Saint Louis, Missouri raised partly with the family of Bernard Pratte, Sr. He...
Checkmate the Attack on Westport
Typescript of a letter written from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, dated August 8, 1861, addressed to Major R. T. Van Horn, Commanding U. S. Home Guards, Kansas City, from W. E. Prince. Concerns possible Jayhawker...
Cowboy's Diary Reflects Hardship of Life on Plains
Photo and biographical article about Sam Hastings, "a Kansas cowboy, a horse-trading mule-skinning frontiersman in the best shoot-em-up tradition," growing up near Fort Leavenworth and becoming a Confederate...
Biographical chapter in the book about Dick Wootton (1816-1893), a Southwestern trader and long-time resident of the Bent's Fort vicinity. He was a native of Virginia moving to Independence, Missouri in...
Douglas's Battery at Fort Leavenworth: The Issue of Black Officers during the Civil War
Photos, illustrations, and article about the black soldiers enlisted in "the Independent Battery, U. S. Colored Light Artillery, or Douglas's Battery" at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, during the Civil War....
Early Days on the Missouri River
Book includes chapters on Independence, Missouri, Fort Osage, the Town of Kansas and the prominent people involved in these areas. Also includes Fort Leavenworth, Atchison and other river points in Kansas....
Early Years of the Delaware Indian Experience in Kansas Territory, 1830-1845, The
In 1829 the United States formed a treaty with the Delaware Indian Nation offering them tracts of land in Kansas Territory to replace their Missouri lands. This article details the history of the Delaware...
Early-Day Fort Leavenworth, Missouri
Description of Lieutenant Colonel William Gilpin being blocked on an 1847 expedition on the Santa Fe Trail "to campaign against Indians who were harassing traders and caravans."
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