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Shawnee Indian Mission
Grant W Harrington
Nettie Thompson Grove
George W Martin
A Holy Battleground: Methodist, Baptist, & Quaker Missionaries among Shawnee Indians, 1830-1844
Article about the conflicts of culture and religion, not only between white Christian missionaries and potential Shawnee Indian converts, but also among the Christian denominations themselves in 1800s...
A Short History of the Shawnee Methodist Mission
Article about experiences at Methodist Shawnee Indian missions (written by Reverend Joab Spencer, one of its missionaries) of preachers and teachers such as Reverend Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Reverend...
A Survey of Historic Sites and Structures in Kansas
Photos and descriptions of sites designated as historic landmarks by the Kansas State Historical Society in 1956, including several in the Kansas City and surrounding areas (Johnson County, Wyandotte County,...
A Visit to the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Manuscript (number 6) about the history of the Shawnee Methodist Mission for the Shawnee Indians in present-day Johnson County, Kansas, established in 1830 by Thomas Johnson.
One paragraph about the birth of Susanna Adams Dillon, or Susannah Yoacham Dillon, the first white child born at the Methodist Shawnee mission in Kansas in 1830.
Announcements: Native American Heritage Museum
Photo and description about the Native American Heritage Museum "located at the Highland Mission State Historic Site, Highland, Kansas," and "administered by the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka,"...
Baptist and Quaker Indian Missions
Information about the Baptist and Quaker Indian missions in the Kansas City area.
Beacon on the Plains
Book with an extensive bibliography of sources about the various Indian missions, Catholic and otherwise, in Kansas, including Osage Mission.
Before Bleeding Kansas: Christian Missionaries, Slavery, and the Shawnee Indians in Pre-Territorial Kansas, 1844-1854
Photos, illustrations, and comprehensive article about the early history of pre-territorial Kansas from 1844 to 1854. Discussion on several topics such as Christian Indian missions and missionaries, the...
Biography of Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Methodist Minister and Missionary
Catholic and Methodist Indian Missions
Information about the Kaw Methodist, Harmony, and Catholic Indian missions in the Kansas City area, for Osages, Shawnees, and other tribes.
March 29, 1905
Biographical description of Charles Bluejacket, a leader of the Shawnee Indians in northeastern Kansas during the mission era. Bluejacket was an interpreter for the Rev. Joab Spencer, and was licensed...
Doniphan County, Missouri
File contains an article about Highland, Kansas, including its Indian mission, and school. Also contains other history centering around its religious and other cultural beginnings.
Elijah Chase Residence
Illustration and information on the residence of Elijah Cornell Chase, or Elijah Chase, a Quaker missionary born in Rhode Island in 1837 and moving to Kansas Territory in 1859, "sent by his Uncle Ezra...
English Quakers Tour Kansas in 1858
Article about the tour of Kansas Territory in 1858 by English Quakers with excerpts from the journals of tour member Sarah Lindsey and history of the Quaker missionaries to Kansas, starting with the first...
Extracts from Wesley Browning's Journal
Entries selected by the author from the journal of Wesley Browning, an official at the Indian Manual Labor School of the Methodist Shawnee Indian mission in Johnson County, Kansas, starting in 1839.
First Shawnee Indian Mission
Chapter of the book about the first Shawnee Indian mission in Kansas, one mile southwest of Turner, Kansas, with an illustration of the "[b]uilding erected in 1830 by Thomas Johnson" there.
First White Children Born in Kansas
Chronology of the first white children born in Kansas, starting in 1828 and including the first white child born at the Methodist Shawnee Indian mission in 1830, "Susanna Adams Dillon," or Susannah Yoacham...
From Hunting Ground to Suburb
Booklet about the Shawnee Quaker Mission near Merriam, Kansas, and the history of the Shawnee Indians, with illustrations and photos.
High Waters in Kansas
Extracts from the diary of Reverend Jotham Meeker (1804-1855), a physician, missionary to the Ottawa Indians starting in 1837, and introducer of the printing press to Kansas. Description of the 1844 flooding...
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