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Abraham Burnett

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Date: Between 1850 and 1870

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: E99 P8.I Bur *1

Unit ID: 210304

Summary: A portrait of Chief Abraham Burnett, 1812-1870, of the Pottawatomie Nation. Also known by his birth name, Nan-Wesh-Mah, and as Abram B. Burnett, in 1838 he and other Pottawatomies were removed from their homes in Indiana to the Mission Band Pottawatomie reservation in southeast Kansas Territory. In 1848, Burnett established a large farm in what was to become known as the Burnett Mound area along Shunganunga Creek in Topeka, Kansas, where he and his family farmed and traded horses until his death in 1870.

Space Required/Quantity: 16.9 x 10.3 cm

Title (Main title): Abraham Burnett


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