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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...
''All the Camp was Weeping'' George Bent and the Sand Creek Massacre
Article gives the history of George Bent, halfbreed son of trader William Bent and his Indian wife Owl Woman, as well as his involvement with the Sand Creek Massacre which happened on November 29, 1864....
''Les Indiens Osages'': French Publicity for the Traveling Osage
July 1, 2003
Les Indiens Osages was published in France in 1827 and was written to publicize the arrival of six Osage Indians traveling in that country. This 36 page publication gives insights into the French-Osage...
''Sent Out By Our Great Father'': Zebulon Montgomery Pike's Journal and Route Across Kansas, 1806
Article looks at Zebulon Pike and his time in Kansas and includes a reprint of Zebulon Pike's journal, September 3 - November 11, 1806 as well as Pike's instructions contained in two letters from General...
''We Are Not Yet Conquered''
This book covers the ''history of the Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory'' including the many Cherokee in Missouri, especialy mid-Missouri.
''Within the Limits of the Southern Confederacy'': The C.S.A.'s Interest in the Quapaw, Osage, and Cherokee Tribal Lands of Kansas
Article explores the Confederacy's interest in securing Indian tribal support as well as tribal land in southern Kansas. "In all, the Confederacy signed treaties with three tribes holding lands in southern...
'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,...
'Site of Shame' Dedicated
April 29, 2007
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site was dedicated in southeastern Colorado on April 28, 2007. The site is located 160 miles southeast of Denver on Big Sandy Creek in Kiowa County and pays tribute...
A 10,000 Year-Old Oasis--Alley Spring
Article about the history and prehistory of Alley Spring in the Missouri Ozarks. Article describes its mills since 1869 as well as its unusual geology and remains found of Indians and mastodons.
A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory
This article was first printed in the Six Mile Baptist Cookbook. It gives the early history of the area, including notes about the Osage Indians, Fort Osage, Sibley, and what took place in the "six-mile"...
A Cherokee Thanksgiving
Article tracing Nathan Boone's role in mediating a conflict between two factions of the Cherokee Nation and preventing a civil war. Son of frontiersman Daniel Boone, Nathan Boone was the captain of the...
A Compilation of All the Treaties between the United States and the Indian Tribes, Now in Force as Laws
Book compiling all of the Indian treaties in United States history, including those from Missouri and Kansas.
A Culture Lives On in Dyer Collection
February 1, 2004
This article describes the Dyer Collection of Indian artifacts currently owned by the Kansas City Musuem. The collection was amassed by Col. Daniel B. Dyer and his wife Ida during the late 19th century....
A Dictionary of the Osage Language
Definition of the word for Kansas City in the language of the Osage Indians: /Ni-sho'-dse to(n)-wo(n)/.
A Famous Old Crossing on the Santa Fe Trail
Photos and article about the history of the town of Council Grove, Kansas, a "famous crossing of the old Santa Fe Trail" since its first use as a crossing of the Neosho River in 1825 by Major George Sibley....
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 Great American: A Tribute to General John Joseph Pershing
Book (with numerous photos) about General John Joseph Pershing, or John Pershing, America's commanding general in France during World War I (appearing at the dedication of the World War I Liberty Memorial...
A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements until the Admission of the State into the Union
Map of Indian trails and "warpaths" in Missouri. Also shows county boundaries.
A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri, with Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri
Autobiography of Indian leader Black Hawk, "born at the Sac Village, on Rock River, in the year 1767," dictated "to Antoine Leclair, United States Interpreter for the Sac and Fox Indians, in August, 1833,...
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...
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