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Shawnee Indian Mission
Grant W Harrington
Nettie Thompson Grove
William Elsey Connelle...
A Holy Battleground: Methodist, Baptist, & Quaker Missionaries among Shawnee Indians, 1830-1844
Article about the conflicts of culture and religion, not only between white Christian missionaries and potential Shawnee Indian converts, but also among the Christian denominations themselves in 1800s...
A Home District Beautiful
Photos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder...
A Short History of the Shawnee Methodist Mission
Article about experiences at Methodist Shawnee Indian missions (written by Reverend Joab Spencer, one of its missionaries) of preachers and teachers such as Reverend Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Reverend...
A Visit to the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Manuscript (number 6) about the history of the Shawnee Methodist Mission for the Shawnee Indians in present-day Johnson County, Kansas, established in 1830 by Thomas Johnson.
Abstract for Shawnee Lands in Wyandotte County
Abstract for Shawnee Indian lands in Wyandotte County, Kansas, involving the Bluejacket family.
Before Bleeding Kansas: Christian Missionaries, Slavery, and the Shawnee Indians in Pre-Territorial Kansas, 1844-1854
Photos, illustrations, and comprehensive article about the early history of pre-territorial Kansas from 1844 to 1854. Discussion on several topics such as Christian Indian missions and missionaries, the...
Being Shawnee in Territorial Kansas
In-depth article about the Shawnee Reserve, Kansas-Nebraska act in 1854, missionaries, and white settlers encroaching on Indian lands.
Biography of Joseph Parks (1794-1859), Shawnee Indian Chief
Biography of Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Methodist Minister and Missionary
Description of the reservation of the Black Bob band of Shawnee Indians in southeastern Johnson County, Kansas. The Black Bob were named for their recognized leader.
Captain Joseph Parks
January 29, 1905
Mention of Captain Joseph Parks as "a Shawnee Indian chief" in Kansas Territory and father-in-law of the author's companion Donaldson.
Captain Joseph Parks: Chief of the Shawnee Indians
Description of the building at 500 Westport Road, said to be the oldest in Jackson County, Missouri, bought by Shawnee Indian Captain Joseph Parks from John Calvin McCoy in 1836.
Captain Joseph Parks: Chief of the Shawnee Indians [and] The Shawnee Treaty of 1832
Photo and articles about Captain Joseph Parks (1794-1859) and the Shawnee Indian treaty of 1832. Description of Parks as a native of (probably) Michigan moving from Ohio with other Shawnee Indians to Kansas...
March 29, 1905
Biographical description of Charles Bluejacket, a leader of the Shawnee Indians in northeastern Kansas during the mission era. Bluejacket was an interpreter for the Rev. Joab Spencer, and was licensed...
Court may have to rule on Sunflower claim
Article describing the recent claims of the Shawnee Indian tribe to some 9,000 acres of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. The Shawnee, now a 1,300 member tribe based in Fairland, Oklahoma, base...
Delaware and Shawnee Indians
May 12, 1905
Excerpts from Lewis H. Morgan's journal in 1859 about the culture and heritage of the Delaware Indians, with some information about Shawnee Indians.
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...
Eleanor Taylor Bell Memorial Hospital
Postcard of Eleanor Taylor Bell Memorial Hospital
Elmer Swatzell Obituary
Obituary for Elmer Swatzell (dying in 1952), great-grandson of Captain Joseph Parks, one-time chief of the Shawnee Indians.
July 3-9, 2003
Article describes Jimmy Oyler, a Johnson County resident who claims that his property, along 83rd Street just west of Lenexa, is free of regulation by government authorities based on past treaties with...
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