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William L Sawyers
William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
Biography of James Mett Shippee (1896-1985), Archaeologist
Biography of Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), Missionary, Doctor, and Kansas City's Second Mayor
Biography of Joseph Parks (1794-1859), Shawnee Indian Chief
Biography of Moses Grinter (1810-1878) and Anna Marshall Grinter (1820-1905), Pioneers
Biography of Seth Ward (1820-1903), Frontier Trader
Biography of Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Methodist Minister and Missionary
Biography of William Chick (1794-1847), Pioneer
Biography of William Gillis (circa 1797-1869), Indian Trader and Kansas City Town Founder
California, Oregon, Texas, and the Territories Adjoining with Routes Etc.
Detailed political map of western territories of the U.S. in 1849. The following territories are included: Nebraska (to Canadian border), Indian Territory, Texas, Upper or New California, Oregon (to Canadian...
Chased by Spirits
May 6-12, 2004
Article details the lives of several college students at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Haskell is one of 32 Federally recognized tribal colleges or universities in the country....
Chief Geronimo, Apache
Reproduction of a portrait painting of Apache Chief Geronimo, by E.A. Burbank. Fort Sill, O.T. [Oklahoma Territory], 1898.
Choosing Sides: American Indians Square off in Southwest Missouri
A look at Indian involvement in Civil War battles in Missouri which "holds the distinction of having been the stage for the only conflict of the war, the First Battle of Newtonia, in which American Indian...
Chronology of Cyprien Chouteau's Life
Chronology of trader Cyprien Chouteau's life, beginning with his birth on October 1, 1804 in St. Louis, Missouri, including his settlement in the Randolph area in the 1820's, and concluding with his death...
Comanche Brave (one who fears nothing)
Studio portrait of a Comanche brave identified as "One Who Fears Nothing." The print is on a boudoir card mount, produced by Lenny & Sawyers Indian Views, Purcell, Oklahoma.
Conflicts and Contacts Between Native Americans and White Settlers, With Special Reference to Emporia and Lyon County, Kansas, 1854-1870
The article presents the clash of culture that happened between the Indians, particularly the Kansa Indians and the Sac and Fox tribes, and the settlers in Lyon County, Kansas in the mid- nineteenth century....
Coon Creek Crossings on the Santa Fe Trail
Article discusses the several Santa Fe Trail crossings of Coon Creek, a tributary of the Arkansas River flowing through Ford, Edwards, and Pawnee Counties in Kansas. Coon Creek's proximity to Fort Larned...
Cram's Railroad and Township Map of Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas
Map shows numerous rivers, creeks, and towns, as well as railroad lines and county boundaries. Territories of individual Indian tribes are outlined in the area south of Kansas.
Delaware Lands Belonging to the Union Pacific Rail Way Company, Eastern Division
Map of ceded Delaware lands in Kansas, which the Union Pacific, Eastern Division was selling to settlers at the time of the map's creation. Residences of individuals, apparently tribal officials, are indicated,...
Digging Up Massacres
Interview with and description of the writings of Jerome A. Greene, a National Park Service historian who conducted investigations into the archaeology and legacy of the Sand Creek Massacre. The study...
Don Santiago Kirker, The King of New Mexico
November 1, 2006
Biographical article describing James Kirker, a controversial mercenary and early Santa Fe Trail adventurer of Scots-Irish descent. Among his many pursuits, Kirker led raiding bands of displaced Shawnee...
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