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Kansas Historical Collections - Volume IX

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1905-1906 - Volume IX


Rightmire, W. F. "The Alliance Movement in Kansas--Origin of the People's Party." 9 (1906): 1-8; and, "Organization of the National Peoples Party." 17 (1926-1928): 730-733. By a Kansas lawyer, former Union-Labor party candidate, and Populist organizer.

Mead, James R. "The Saline River Country in 1859." 9 (1906): 8-19. Personal observations on the land and its inhabitants (especially Indians and buffalo), in the 1860s by an active participant in areas's settlement and development.

Brewster, S. W. "Reverend Father Paul M. Ponziglione." 9 (1906): 19-32. Jesuit missionary to Osages in Kansas.

Street, William D. "The Victory of the Plow." 9 (1906): 33-44. Agricultural settlement in northwest Kansas after 1869, by a pioneer, later prosperous, Decatur County farmer.

Waters, Joseph G. "Samuel A. Kingman." 9 (1906): 45-66. Biographical sketch of Brown County, later Topeka (after 1872) jurist. Followed by additional material pertaining to his life and career.

Wright, Robert M. "Reminiscences of Dodge." 9 (1906): 66-72. A "few stories about Dodge [City] in the early days," with special mention of Sheridan, Custer, and other military figures.

Merwin, Ray E. "The Wyandot Indians." 9 (1906): 73-88. A portion of his University of Kansas mater's thesis, covering aspects of tribal history through removal to Kansas in 1843 and to end of 19th century.

Connelley, William E. "The Kansas Oil Producers Against the Standard Oil Company." 9 (1906): 94-101. Small producers challenged the monopoly in 1905 and gained considerable national attention and state support for progressive regulatory legislation.

Blackmar, Frank W. "The History of the Desert." 9 (1906): 101-114. Discusses persistence of Great American Desert theory from Pike (1805) to its final demise in 1879.

Taft, William H. "Kansas-Nebraska Bill and Decoration Day." 9 (1906): 115-126. Address by the secretary of war (soon-to-be president) at Topeka, May 30, 1904, the semicentennial anniversary of bill's signing.

Martin, George W. "Early Days in Kansas." 9 (1906): 126-143. Although territorial settlers were "overwhelmingly Middle states and Western people," New Englanders were early "bosses."

McGonigle, James A. "Right Reverend John B. Miege, S. J, First Catholic Bishop of Kansas." 9 (1906): 153-159. Biographical sketch of Rev. Miege (1815-1884) who built first Catholic church at St. Marys in 1851.

Lutz, J. J. "The Methodist Missions Among the Indian Tribes in Kansas." 9 (1906): 160-235. A wealth of information, much of it hidden in footnotes, on various tribes, treaties, missions, and missionaries, including Thomas Johnson, Rev. Jesse and Mary Greene, and Rev. John Thompson Peery; also contains yearly "List of Appointments" to missions, 1830-1855.

Morehouse, George P. "Probably the First School in Kansas for White Children." 9 (1906): 231-235. Taught by Judge T. S. Huffaker at former Kaw Indian Mission building in 1850.

Chappell, Phil E. "A History of the Missouri River." 9 (1906): 237-316. Focuses on river navigation and includes extensive list of "Missouri River Steamboats" with brief descriptions of many.

Greene, Albert R. "The Kansas River--Its Navigation." 9 (1906): 317-358. Closely linked to and an important means of transportation through the territorial period; includes numerous excerpts from contemporary newspapers referencing steamboats.

Manning, Edwin C. "The Kansas State Senate of 1865 and 1866." 9 (1906): 359-375. Discusses individuals and issues, including February 7, 1865, ratification of 13th amendment, prohibiting slaver in U.S.

Pickering, I. O. "The Administration of John P. St. John." 9 (1906): 378-394. The state's eighth governor who sought and saw enacted constitutional prohibition in 1880.

Humphrey, James. "The Administration of George W. Glick." 9 (1906): 395-413. Elected in 1882, Glick was first Democratic state governor.

McCray, D. O. "The Administration of Lyman U. Humphrey." 9 (1906): 414-430. Eleventh governor of Kansas, 1889-1893.

Palmer, Henry E. "The Soldiers of Kansas. Company A, Eleventh Kansas Regiment, in the Price Raid." 9 (1906): 431-443. The author was captain of this company which was active in Kansas and Missouri during October 1864 campaign.

Jenness, George B. "The Battle of Beaver Creek." 9 (1906): 443-452. Involving companies of 18th Kansas (Jenness was captain of Co. C) and 10th U.S. Cavalry under Major George A. Armes, August 1868.

Palmer, Henry E. "The Black-flag Character of War on the Border." 9 (1906): 455-466. Reference to guerrilla type activity involving both Union and Confederate forces, with mention of Lane, Jennison, Quantrill, and others.

Glick, George W. "The Railroad Convention of 1860." 9 (1906): 467-480. Called "to plan an devise a scheme for securing a practical railroad system" by C. K. Holliday and others; includes some minutes from convention and map showing suggested routes.

Glick, George W. "The Drought of 1860." 9 (1906): 480-485. Includes "Statement of General Relief Distributed" by county.

Schmidt, C. B. "Reminiscences of Foreign Immigration Work for Kansas." 9 (1906): 485-497. About his work during 1870s as commissioner of immigration for AT&SF, especially as relates to German-Russian Mennonites.

Henry, Theodore C. "The Story of a Fenceless Winter-Wheat Field." 9 (1906): 502-506. Author moved to Dickinson County in 1867, acquired extensive acreage, and began wheat production in early 1870s.

Hay, Robert. "Kaw and Kansas: A Monograph on the Name of the State." 9 (1906): 521-526. Lists 24 variations of word as applied to Indians and river.

"Two City Marshals." 9 (1906): 526-540. Material on Thomas James Smith of Abilene and Thomas Allen Cullinan of Junction City.

Ware, Abby Huntington. "Dispersion of the Territorial Legislature of 1856." 9 (1906): 540-545. U.S. army dispersed "illegal" free-state legislature meeting at Topeka; includes article written by James Redpath for Chicago Tribune, July 4, 1856.

Bernard, William R. "Westport and the Santa Fe Trade." 9 (1906): 552-565. Author resigned commission as government geologist and settled at Westport in 1847 to engage in "Indian trade": followed by "Map Showing Indian Villages, Early Missions, and Routes of Travel" including the "last raid" (Dull Knifes, Northern Cheyenne).