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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: 90570

Summary: This document contains additional reports of conditions in various Kansas Territory counties during the drought of 1860. It consists of letters that W. F. M. Arny copied and sent to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. The reports were submitted by Josiah G. Fuller, James Whary, and Henry Brock, Eureka, Greenwood County; W. A. Harris and A. L Williams, Cottonwood Falls, Chase County; H. H. George, W. Wendell, and R. W. Cloud, Waterloo, Breckenridge County; I. P. Herrick, Iowa Township, Doniphan County; G. S. Northrup, J. H. Spicey, and A. G. Carpenter, Geneva Township, Allen County; and Charles P. Twiss, Cofachique Township, Allen County. The reports describe prospects for crops and other conditions resulting from the prolonged drought. Naturally, the drought was difficult for everyone in the Kansas Territory. However, the drought was especially hard for Native American tribes because of their reliance on the buffalo herds of the American West which decreased substantially due, at least in part, to the dry conditions of the period.

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Title (Main title): Drought reports, Kansas Territory


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