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Kansas Historical Collections - Volume XVII

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1926-1928 - Volume XVII

Connelley, William E. "Wild Bill--James Butler Hickok." 17 (1928): 1-27. A defense of Hickok's actions in shooting of D. C. McCanles at Rock Creek station on the Oregon Trail in Nebraska.

Dick, Everett. "The Long Drive." 17 (1928): 27-97. History of cattle drives and industry from its Spanish origins through the 1880s.

Connelley, William E., ed. "Life and Adventures of George W. Brown, Soldier, Pioneer Plainsman and Buffalo Hunter." 17 (1928): 99-138. Brown's recollections of life as buffalo hunter around Dodge City in 1870s and 1880s, followed by his account of "Kansas Indian Wars."

Callahan, James P. "Kansas in the American Novel and Short Story." 17 (1928): 139-188. Includes Kansas authors and works about Kansas area from first Spanish incursions through early 20th century, with bibliography.

Montgomery, Mrs. Frank C. "Fort Wallace and Its Relation to the Frontier." 17 (1928): 189-283. Important study of this western most Kansas installation, 1865 to 1878.

Thompson, W. F. "Peter Robidoux: A Real Kansas Pioneer." 17 (1928): 283-290. Includes reproduction of letter by Robidoux describing his early business ventures in Wallace, Kansas, in 1868.

Morse, Mrs. O. E. "Sketch of the Life and Work of Augustus Wattles." 17 (1928): 290-299. New Englander who settled in Linn County and was an active free-stater.

Christensen, Thomas Peter. "The Danish Settlements in Kansas." 17 (1928): 300-305. Danes came to Kansas as early as 1850s and settled in virtually every county but their numbers were never large; less than 3,000 in 1910.

Haney, E. D. "The Experiences of a Homesteader in Kansas." 17 (1928): 305-325. Haney took claim in Smith County in 1871.

Simons, W. C. "Lawrence Newspapers in Territorial Days." 17 (1928): 325-339. First papers were Herald of Freedom and Kansas Free State, October 1854.

Byers, O. P. "When Railroading Outdid the Wild West Stories." 17 (1928): 339-348. Focuses on Kansas Pacific, construction of which began in 1863.

West, J. S. "Early Days in Drywood: The Folks, Their Customs and Many Anecdotes of the Pioneer Life in Bourbon County as the Distinguished Jurist Recalls Them." 17 (1928): 352-361. Judge West removed to Kansas in 1869.

Connelley, William E., ed. "John McBee's Account of the Expedition of the Nineteenth Kansas." 17 (1928): 361-374. McBee's account of the 1868-69 campaign in regiment led by former Governor Samuel Crawford; with lengthy quote from Custer's "Wild Life on the Plains."

Denison, William W. "Early Days in Osage County." 17 (1928): 375-383. Denison's father moved his family to claim near Burlingame in 1855; comments on Civil War service and Kansas GAR.

Myers, C. Clyde. "Salem: A Town That Bloomed, Then Faded." 17 (1928): 384-409. Jewell County community established early in 1870s, followed by additional history of county.

Ross, Edith Connelley. "The Old Shawnee Mission." 17 (1928): 417-435. Mission had been established near present Turner, Wyandotte County, in 1828 before move to Johnson County in 1838.

Smith, William E. "The Oregon Trail Through Pottawatomie County." 17 (1928): 435-464. Includes detailed map of route.

Ross, Edith Connelley. "The Bloody Benders." 17 (1928): 464-479. Infamous German family that settled (and committed murders) in Labette County in 1871.

Root, George A. "Reminiscences of William Darnell." 17 (1928): 479-513. Darnell moved to Kansas farm near Louisburg at the age of 10 in 1855.

Ross, Edith Connelley, compiler. "The Quivira Village." 17 (1928): 514-534. Includes information on and photos of early archeological investigations of Coronado site in Rice County.

Jones, Horace. "Quivira--Rice County, Kansas." 17 (1928): 535-546. Jones was head of 1927 archeological exploration of site.

Zimmerman, Mark E. "Circular Shrines in Quivira, and the Jehovah of the Ohio Mound Builder." 17 (1928): 547-558. Report on examination of these shrine ruins with drawings to illustrate findings.

Berryman, J. W. "Early Settlement of Southwest Kansas." 17 (1928): 561-570. General comments by early settler in region delivered in KSHS presidential address, 1926.

Reinbach, Edna. "Kansas Art and Artists." 17 (1928): 571-585. Reference to early instruction in art and listing of nearly 140 artists, with brief biographical information on many.

Connelley, William E. "Origin of the Name of Topeka." 17 (1928): 589-593. From Pawnee or Caddoan Indian word Tapage.

Connelley, William E. "The Treaty Held at Medicine Lodge: Between the Peace Commission and the Comanche, Kiowa, Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Prairie Apache Tribes of Indians, in October, 1867." 17 (1928): 601-606.

Roach, Mrs. S. T. "Memoirs of Frontier Days in Kansas: Barber County." 17 (1928): 606-617. With her father (S. A. Ferguson), mother, and 3 siblings, author arrived at Medicine Lodge in March 1874.

"Governor George M. Beebe." 17 (1928): 618-623. Biographical sketch of Kansas' last territorial governor who was just 24 when he took office.

Campbell, C. E. "Down Among the Red Men." 17 (1928): 623-691. Author, formerly a regular army officer, served at Kiowa and Comanche, Wichita, and Cheyenne and Arapahoe agencies from 1872-1886.

Morrison, T. F. "The Osage Treaty of 1865." 17 (1928): 692-708. Treaty, which is reprinted here, was signed at present Shaw, Kansas; includes some history of Osages to treaty.

Smith, Alice Strieby. "Through the Eyes of My Father: Fragments of Council Grove Frontier History." 17 (1928): 708-718. C. H. Strieby had come first to Council Grove in 1857 where he worked as a blacksmith.

Clark, Olive A. "Early Days Along the Solomon Valley." 17 (1928): 719-730. As a young girl in 1867, author came to north central Kansas with her parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Lee, Thomas Amory. "Colonel A. M. Harvey." 17 (1928): 734-743. Biographical sketch of this Topeka attorney, Populist lieutenant governor (1897), and Spanish-American War veteran, followed by Harvey's essay "Hamilton and Jefferson and the American Constitution" (744-787).

Graham, I. D. "The Kansas State Board of Agriculture: Some High Lights of History." 17 (1928): 788-813. Traces its roots to Kansas State Agricultural Society founded in 1857; Board official created by legislature in 1872.

Lockart, Donald. "Early History of Elk Falls." 17 (1928): 842-845. Located and platted in southern Elk County in 1869; story originally published in Howard Courant, July 21, 1927.

Brininstool, E. A. "The Rescue of Forsyth's Scouts." 17 (1928): 845-851. Accomplished by Col. Lewis H. Carpenter and his 10th "Colored" Cavalry, September 1868.

Gardner, Theodore. "An Episode in Kansas History: The Doy Rescue." 17 (1928): 851-855. In 1858, Dr. John Doy (Lawrence) had been charged by Missouri court with "abducting" slaves.

Ferril, Will C. "The Sixteenth Kansas Cavalry in the Black Hills in 1865." 17 (1928): 855-858. Jim Bridger worked as scout for expedition.