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Santa fe Trail
Grant W Harrington
Nettie Thompson Grove
Alan W Farley
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Theodore S Case
A Summer on the Plains
Author recounts a stage ride on the Smoky Hill route into Kansas and being with General Hancock, General Custer and General Sherman and the cavalry dealing with the Indians, especially the Cheyennes. Mentions...
Experiences at Fort Bridger with the Shoshones
Autobiographical account of the author, pictured as the son of Louis Vasquez (1798-1868), Jim Bridger's partner at Fort Bridger and in Westport, including their encounters with Shoshone Indians there,...
A Reporter at Large: American Royal
Autobiographical article about the author's (native Kansas Citian Calvin Trillin) experiences of growing up in Kansas City, describing its persisting image on the East Coast as "very American" with cattle...
With Schoolcraft in Southwest Missouri in 1818
Autobiographical article about the author's trip to southwestern Missouri in 1818 with Henry Schoolcraft, "a practical mineralogist" to hunt for sites of geological or mineralogical interest such as mines...
Captivity of Israel Donalson
Autobiographical article by Israel Donalson, a native of New Jersey and pioneer of Kentucky in the 1790s, telling of his dealings with Indians, hunting of bears, traveling down the Miami River, meeting...
Tales of an Old Timer
February 15, 1897
Autobiographical article in two parts by W. Z. Hickman, or William Zere Hickman (son of the founder of Hickman's Mill) about his experiences in 1865, "employed by the firm of Shrewsbury, Slemmons & Co.,...
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,...
Historic Westport: Captain Joseph Parks
Biographical article about Captain Joseph Parks (1794-1859), "at one time chief of all the Shawnee Indians" and "a property owner in Rosedale in Kansas City, Kansas and in Westport." National interpreter...
Boone in Missouri: 1800-1820
Biographical article about Daniel Boone and his wife Rebecca Bryan Boone, "the North Carolina mountain couple" and pioneers of Kentucky starting in the 1775, describing their experiences in Missouri Territory...
Don Benito Vasquez in Early Saint Louis
Biographical article about Don Benito Vasquez (1738-1810), an early Spanish settler of Saint Louis, Missouri. Native of Spain emigrating to Saint Louis in 1869 as a soldier under Lieutenant Pedro Piernas...
Marcus Whitman: Physician, Pioneer, Missionary, Empire Builder
Biographical article about Dr. Marcus Whitman (1802-1847), a physician and missionary traveling with Henry Spalding "across the Rocky Mountains to the Oregon coast for the masses of migratory Americans."...
One of Old West Port's Personalities
Biographical article about Duke Simpson (1795-1853), assistant blacksmith with his father Richard Duke Simpson, or Richard Simpson (ca. 1770-1853) for the Shawnee Indians in Westport in the 1840s. Also...
Flanders Callaway, a Frontier Type
Biographical article about Flanders Callaway (1752-1824), an explorer of Missouri Territory and the namesake of Callaway County, Missouri, with a photo of his home. Description of his life and family from...
George C. Sibley's Plea for the "Garden of Missouri" in 1824
Biographical article about George Sibley (1782-1863), chief factor of Fort Osage, Missouri from 1808 to 1822 and son of Dr. John Sibley (1757-1837), a Saint Louis physician and Indian agent "for Orleans...
James Brice, Overland Mail Driver
Biographical article about James Brice, a carrier of "United States mail along the old Santa Fe Trail" starting in 1858, describing various dangers along the route mainly from Indians, with photo of Brice,...
Kit Carson and the Ute Delegation
Biographical article about Kit Carson (1809-1868), a prominent mountain man fighting with and attempting to pacify violent Indian tribes in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains in the mid-19th century....
Dreams of a 'Millionaire Indian' Gold Mine and Railroad Didn't Last Long
October 20, 1976
Biographical article about Mathias Splitlog (ca. 1812-1897), a wealthy Indian chief, miller, and real estate developer of the Kansas City area. Description of his businesses in Kansas City, Kansas before...
Rev. Isaac M'Coy
Biographical article about Reverend Isaac McCoy (1784-1846), "pioneer missionary" to Indians in eastern Kansas Territory in the early 1830s and father of Westport founder John McCoy.
Isaac McCoy and the Treaty of 1821
Biographical article about Reverend Isaac McCoy (1784-1846) and his prominent role "in the development of the Indian removal policy of the United States," including relocation of Indians to Kansas and...
The Life of Isaac McCoy: Minister, Missionary, Explorer, Surveyor, Lobbyist, Administrator and "Apostle to the Indians"
Biographical article about Reverend Isaac McCoy, a pioneer of the Kansas City area in the 1830s and playing a prominent role in relocating and guiding Indians from the East to the Great Plains of Kansas...
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