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Johnston Lykins Journal Entries

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Creator: Lykins, Johnston, 1800?-1876

Date: February 23, 1842-March 5, 1842

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Johnston Lykins Journal (Coll. 421), Box 1, Folder 1

Unit ID: 209992

Summary: Dr. Johnston Lykins, a Baptist missionary to the Shawnee Indians in Indian Territory (present-day Kansas), edited the Shawnee Sun, a newspaper printed in the Shawnee language. In these journal entries from 1842, Lykins wrote about his efforts to teach Shawnee pupils how to read under this alphabet (the Shawnee language had no written system). Lykins also spent some time traveling to visit and treat the sick.

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