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A.M. Coville to George W. Martin

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Creator: Coville, A.M.

Date: March 27, 1909

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Indian History Coll. #590 Box 3 Folder: Kansa

Unit ID: 219526

Summary: In this letter to Kansas State Historical Society Secretary Geroge W. Martin, A.M. Coville relates his knowledge of the Kaw Indian White Plume. Coville explains that when he first met White Plume in 1875 he "claimed to be over 90 years old, and he certainly looked to be 100. His hair was white his face wrinkled and features shrunken." Coville also mentions that White Plume had survived an attack with the "Plains Indians" in which he had been scalped, surviving only by being rescued by his tribesmen.

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Title (Main title): A.M. Coville to George W. Martin


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