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William L Sawyers
William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842
Large map of routes for two expeditions headed by Captain John C. Fremont. Includes those topographic features encountered by the exploring parties in the territory between Kansas City and the west coast...
Map of 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...
Map of Eastern Kansas
Photoreproduction of a map of eastern Kansas including a sketch of three buildings in Lawrence. Legend indicates towns, trading posts, post offices, Native American villages, missions, and government forts....
Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississipi
Facsimile edition of an early map of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Includes Indian tribe locations, explorers' routes, towns, rivers, pictorial indications of...
Map of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co.
Map showing Oregon and Washington and small portions of adjacent states. Also includes the southern portion of Vancouver Island, area railroad lines, steamship lines, towns, roads, and Indian reservations....
Map of the Pottawattamie Reserve Lands in Kansas Belonging to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R.R. Co.
Map of an area just west of Topeka, Kansas comprising the Pottawatomie Reserve in Kansas. Key states, Blue Tracts are Indian Allottments; Red Tracts are Sold Lands. Major roads are indicated, as well as...
Medicine Snake Woman
Article describing the life of Natawista (Natoyist-Siksina), also known as Medicine Snake Woman. A Blackfoot Indian born in 1824, she married fur trader Alexander Culbertson in 1840, and became an important...
Missouri Territory, Formerly Louisiana
Map shows area from Mississippi River westward, with rivers, mountains, locations of Native American tribes, and "probable north boundary" marked in blue and "probable south boundary marked in light pink...
More Reports of the Fur Trade and Inland Trade to Mexico
Second in a two-part series of articles reproducing letters and other reports by prominent fur traders or government officials involved in the fur trade or inland trade with Mexico in 1831. Among the report...
Murder On the Santa Fe Trail: The United States v. See See Sah Mah and Escotah
The article covers the case against See See Sah Mah and Escotah, two Sac Indians accused in the murder of trader Norris Colburn on the Santa Fe Trail in 1847. The article illustrates the "larger story...
Article that traces the relationship between the "Five Civilized Tribes" (Cherokees, Choctaws, Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles) in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and the Confederacy during the Civil...
Native American Dance
Distant view of Native Americans in traditional costume performing dance.
Native American Indians
Three unidentified Indians perhaps associated with the Indian Village that was part of the Kansas City Centennial celebration.
Native American Photography
The Spring 2011 issue is dedicated to Native American photography, focusing on Horace Poolaw, one of the first American Indian professional photographers in the early twentieth century. Articles included...
Native American/Western Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains over over 140 glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, and assorted prints. The images are primarily of Native American peoples, cowboys, and “Boomer” settlers in Indian Territory...
Postcard of Natvie American Family
Native Americans in Traditional Costume
Group portrait of unidentified men and women associated with the South Central Business Association and posed with Native Americans in traditional costume at unidentified event and location.
Biographical article examining the life of Ne-Con-He-Con, a chief of the Delaware Indians in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Ne-Con-He-Cond's grave is now in the center of Delaware Estates, a new subdivision...
News from Council Bluffs - 1845
Transcribed letter written by a reporter for the Missouri Reporter newepaper to its editor sometime in June or July of 1845. The letter mentions the arrival of Major T. H. Harvey to Council Bluffs and...
Nicolas Point: Artist, Historian, and Missionary
Brief article about Nicolas Point and his service to Native Americans. Because of his artistic talents, he provided sketches of where he traveled in the 1840s as well as diary entries.
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