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Drought reports, Kansas Territory

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Date: 1860

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Thaddeus Hyatt Coll. #401 Box 2 Folder 1

Unit ID: 90569

Summary: These accounts describe conditions in Kansas Territory in terms of the 1860 drought. Among the topics mentioned are the price of land (both in the past and currently), the number of settlers (often diminished from past numbers), the nature of crops, and available produce. The report includes accounts from Mosley (a buffalo hunter) from Greenwood County; an African-American named Buckner from Otoe County; Thomas A. Hill of Greenwood County; Rev. Henry Moys of Madison County; John L. Pratt of Butler County; H. I. Hunter, B. F. Vanhorn, Judge Graham, and Myrock Huntley of Madison County; Peter Welsh of Osage County; William Thurman; Osage Indians; John Jones of Ottawa Creek; S. N. Howe of Coffey County; E. Condit of Woodson County; and J. C. Lambdin of Butler County. One of the letters copied in this report is addressed to W. F. M. Arny, and was written by J.C. Lambdin. Although difficult for most people, the drought was particularly hard for the Native Americans in the Kansas Territory due to the fact that the dry conditions added to the decimation of the buffalo herds of the American West.

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Title (Main title): Drought reports, Kansas Territory

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 100418