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William L Sawyers
William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
Native Americans performing a dance in front of Municipal Auditorium on 13th Street.
Partial frontal view of spring house.
Sutter In Westport: Prelude For a Pioneer, Part I
The author states in the beginning of the article that "historians have largely relied again and again on just a few (not unbiased) chroniclers to depict Sutter's 1836-1838 Westport experience. Fortunately...
Take No Prisoners
Article examines the Sand Creek Massacre, an altercation between the Colorado militia and several bands of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians on November 29, 1864. Nearly two hundred Native Americans were killed...
The 50 Greatest Books on the American West
Article lists contributors' choices of the 50 books most crucial to understanding westward expansion and pioneer life. The books address subjects such as the fur trade, agriculture, criminal violence,...
The Kansas City Times' Map of Oklahoma
"Taken from government surveys." Shows proposed railroad and stage line and includes "Direction for Locating a Claim." Specific areas of Indian tribes noted.
The Memoirs of Jared L. Sanderson, ''Stagecoach King,'' Part II
February 1, 2006
Second installment of the memoirs of Jared L. Sanderson, describing his encounters with Native Americans on the Santa Fe Trail, use of mules and horses in freighting, and the early days of Colorado and...
The Memoirs of Jared L. Sanderson, 'Stagecoach King,' Part III
May 1, 2006
Third installment of the memoirs of Jared L. Sanderson, describing the land on the trail between Kansas City and Santa Fe, the pre-Civil War era in Kansas, and various impressions of and encounters with...
The Missouria Indian Nation
In 1682 the two dominant tribes in Missouri were the Missouria and Osage. This article looks at the Missouria, who "ceased being an independent nation prior to 1795," and about whom little has been written....
The Rise and Fall of Indian Country, 1825-1855
The book details the relationship between Indians of the Plains area, white settlers, and the federal government. Local Indian tribes mentioned include: Kansa, Osage, Pawnee, Potawatomi, Shawnee and Wyandot,...
The Shawnee Prophet Grave Site
June 28, 1905
Article describing the history of the burial site of Indian leader Tensquatawa, also known as the Shawnee Prophet. Tensquatawa spent his final days living in the area near White Feather Spring in present-day...
This Must Have Been A Grand Sight, George Bent and the Battle of Platte Bridge
Article gives a brief history of George Bent, son of William Bent and Owl Woman, and an account of the Battle of Platte Bridge. This particular battle is "of interest because we have a detailed description...
Trading on the Missouri and Upper Mississippi -- 1831
Transcription of two documents from 1831 that list a geographical outline of trade with Native Americans in Missouri at that time. The documents were taken from the records of William Clark, Superintendent...
Trail of Tears: Retracing the Footsteps
August 1, 2005
Part one of a series of articles from the journal of a ''modern-day traveler on Missouri's portion of the route by which the Cherokees were relocated from the East.'' Includes a timeline of dates and actions...
Travelers and Travel's ''Significant 'Others''': Three Visitors to the Arkansas Territory in 1818-1819
October 1, 2005
Article details the trip made by three different men, Thomas Nuttall, Henry Schoolcraft, and Timothy Flint, into Arkansas Territory during 1818-1819. At that time the territory encompassed an area which...
Tribal Casino Opens in KCK
January 11, 2008
The 7th Street Casino located in Kansas City, Kansas, opened for business on January 10, 2008. It is located in a former Masonic temple with the interior furnishings restored. There are currently 430 slot...
Two Comanche Men
Studio portrait of two unidentified Comanche men in native dress. The print is on a boudoir card mount, produced by Lenny & Sawyers Indian Views, Purcell, Oklahoma. The verso contains a handwritten note...
Two Kiowa Girls
Studio portrait of two Kiowa girls in native dress. The print is on a boudoir card mount, produced by the W.L. Sawyer's Indian Art Gallery, Purcell, Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
U. States' Indian Frontier in 1840, Shewing [sic] Positions of the Tribes that have been removed west of the Mississippi
Map of areas assigned to various tribes just west of the states of Missouri and Arkansas as of approximately 1840. Approximate locations of other tribes in the West (U.S. and a portion of Canada) are indicated....
Uncrowned Heroine, Among Great Men
Article describing the life of Sacagawea and her involvement with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The author writes that although Sacagawea served as an important guide to Lewis and Clark, saving the expedition...
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