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Shawnee Sun (Siwinowe Kesibwi)

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Creator: Lykins, Johnston, 1800?-1876

Date: November 1841

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Johnston Lykins Coll. 421, Misc. folder (photo static copy)

Unit ID: 209847

Summary: This photo static copy of the Shawnee Sun represents the first newspaper printed in Kansas (then known as Indian Territory). The paper was written in the Shawnee alphabet created by Johnston Lykins, a Baptist missionary to the Shawnee Indians. The newspaper lists John Gill Pratt as publisher. The original paper copy of this issue is held by the LaBudde Special Collections Department, Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Title (Main title): Shawnee Sun (Siwinowe Kesibwi)


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