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Grant W Harrington
Nettie Thompson Grove
Alan W Farley
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Theodore S Case
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.
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...
A Richly Textured Community: Fort Riley, Kansas, and American Indians, 1853-1911
Article about the history of Fort Riley, Kansas, as a border site of interaction between "Euro-Americans" and American Indians, both peacefully and not.
The Genesis of a State's Metropolis
Article about the history of Kansas City, Kansas with chronology of its settlement since the 1840s by the Wyandotte Indians and whites, incorporation of its sections (Wyandotte, Quindaro, Rosedale, and...
The Legal Aspects of Slavery in Missouri
Article about the history of laws regarding slavery in Missouri, starting in 1820 with the state's first constitution, with some history of slavery practices predating statehood and including both black...
The Contributors' Club: Old Times on the Missouri
Article about the history of navigation on the Missouri River and Osage River, giving comparisons of different times, as far back as the Missouri Indians, to an 1886 voyage aboard the steamboat "General...
Knowing No Fear: Buffalo Soldiers of the American West
Article about the history of the "black cavalrymen of the American West" called "buffalo soldiers," active following the Civil War in Kansas.
Missouri's Aboriginal Inhabitants
Article about the history of the various Indian tribes of Missouri, including the Kansa Indians, Missouri Indians, and Delaware Indians, with description of their languages translated into English and...
The Wyandot Indians
Article about the history of the Wyandotte Indians since colonial times, originally a tribe of the Iroquois group migrating from Labrador to the Great Lakes by the 1700s. Later forced to the Great Plains...
Article about the Kickapoo Indians in Missouri, a peaceful tribe dealt with relatively smoothly by William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame in three treaties from 1804 to 1820.
White Bride of Three Indian Chiefs
June 29, 1971
Article about the kidnaping of five-year-old Caty Sage in Virginia by a white horse thief and her subsequent life as an adopted Wyandotte Indian, found near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1848, at the age...
Opening the Western Frontier: Rev. Thomas Johnson & the Shawnee Indian Mission [and associated articles]
Article about the Methodist Shawnee Indian Missions in the 1830s near Turner, Kansas, and Westport, Missouri, and the family of missionary Reverend Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), with photos, maps, and illustrations....
Trader William Gilliss [sic] and Delaware Migration in Southern Missouri
Article about the mirgration of Delaware Indians across the Ozarks of southern Missouri to Kansas and William Gillis's connection to them starting as early as the late 1810s in western Illinois and the...
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....
Article about the mythical golden land of Quivira in the Great Plains (thought to be in Kansas), searched for in vain by 16th century Spanish explorers Francisco Coronado, Hernando De Soto, and Cabeza...
The Platte Purchase
Article about the origin and history of the Platte Purchase, "the region in northwest Missouri" annexed in 1837 and including Platte County and counties to the north. Description of its removal of Indians...
How Did Independence Get Its Name? Name Came When "Independence" Was Declared
Article about the origin of the name of the city of Independence, Missouri. Named for (according to this article) the gaining of "independence" of General William McCray and his soldiers from the Indians...
Men Who Died Carrying Christianity to America Are Memorialized Here
Article about the painting at the Saint Aloysius Rectory at 11th and Prospect Streets depicting 17th century French Jesuit martyrs slain by Iroquois Indians done by Kansas City artist Henry Cosentino in...
Article about the Pawnee Indians and the various accounts documented in letters, diaries and books by early travelers, including George Sibley, George Catlin, J. Goldsborough Bruff, Thomas Bullock, John...
Article about the possible reclaimed ownership of land in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, (centered around Huron Cemetery next to the public library) by the national tribe of Wyandotte Indians.
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