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Theodore S Case
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Gary L Cheatham
"If the Union Wins, We Won't Have Anything Left": The Rise and Fall of the Southern Cherokees of Kansas
Maps, photos, and article about the Cherokees of Kansas and their settlement of the Cherokee Neutral Lands and Chetopa, Kansas, area. Includes a table "Heads of Cherokee Families Identified as Living on...
''Les Indiens Osages'': French Publicity for the Traveling Osage
July 1, 2003
Les Indiens Osages was published in France in 1827 and was written to publicize the arrival of six Osage Indians traveling in that country. This 36 page publication gives insights into the French-Osage...
''Within the Limits of the Southern Confederacy'': The C.S.A.'s Interest in the Quapaw, Osage, and Cherokee Tribal Lands of Kansas
Article explores the Confederacy's interest in securing Indian tribal support as well as tribal land in southern Kansas. "In all, the Confederacy signed treaties with three tribes holding lands in southern...
A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory
This article was first printed in the Six Mile Baptist Cookbook. It gives the early history of the area, including notes about the Osage Indians, Fort Osage, Sibley, and what took place in the "six-mile"...
A Dictionary of the Osage Language
Definition of the word for Kansas City in the language of the Osage Indians: /Ni-sho'-dse to(n)-wo(n)/.
American Indians in Kansas
Part of the magazine's "Review Essay Series". Editor's introduction states the author "reviews the writings on the history of the region's indigenous peoples while discussing key themes, major studies,...
Archaeology--Age of "Prehistoric" Remains Found at Kansas City, and of the Races of Men Associated with Them
Address presented before the Kansas City Academy of Science about Osage Indian relics including a chert arrow head found at the site of an extinct lake at Missouri and Troost Avenues.
Becoming "a Nation of Quakers": The Removal of the Osage Indians from Missouri
Illustrations, map, and article about the removal of the Osage Indians from Missouri in the early 1800s after "half a century" as "the preeminent fur suppliers to the St. Louis market under the French...
Biographies Given at the Old Settlers Reunion, July 1872
Reprint from the Kansas City Times, July 7, 1872, page 2 with biographical descriptions of General Samuel Lucas (pictured) and Smallwood Noland, early Christian settlers of Independence, Missouri. Description...
Black Dog II: Confederate Veteran from the Osage Nation
Brief biographical article about Black Dog II (Shonka Sabe), who became the leader of the Black Dog band of Osage Indians upon the death of his father in 1848. The author writes that some Osage bands,...
Chouteaus and Fur Trade
Short description of the Chouteaus' fur trade dominance on the Missouri River in the late 1700s, leading to their agreement with the Spanish government to build Fort Carondelet for exclusive trading rights...
Early Days in Dallas County
Story of the last visit and large hunting expedition by the Delaware and Osage Indians to their village "on the Big Niangua River where the Niangua empties into the Osage river" in 1846.
Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw
Portrait and caption about "Manuel de Lisa," usually referred to as Manuel Lisa, one of the first great fur traders, with a special concession from the Spanish government, controlling the fur trade with...
Early Osage--"The Ishmaelites of the Savages", The
History of the Osage Indians with coverage of their time spent in Missouri and Kansas. Well illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings.
Early Peculiar Settlers Recount Old Times
Early settler John Hawkin came to Peculair around 1856. Article tells about dealings with the Osage Indians, Civil War experiences, and how Peculiar got its name. "At the time the post office was started,...
Eastern Beads, Western Applications
Article on the uses and meanings of wampum among Native American tribes of the Great Plains. Beginning with the wampum traditions of the northeast, the author traces the spread of wampum westward. He argues...
Footnotes of an Ozark Tramp: A Symposium of Data on the Ozark Country
Description of Osage Indian physical characteristics, burial and marriage customs, and other customs.
Fort Carondelet and Osage Amour Propre
Fort Carondelet was built by the Chouteau Family in 1794 and was situated south of Kansas City in what is now Vernon County, Missouri. The article describes some of the relationships between the French...
Postcard of George Fuller Green painting of Fort Osage
Fort Osage: First Settlement in Jackson County
Brief descriptions of Pierre Chouteau, Jr., "General Agent for the [Osage] Indians," and his important role in an Indian treaty during the establishment of Fort Osage in 1808 and again in 1812.
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