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Abram Burnett

(1812 – 1870)

  • Born in Indiana
  • Potawatomi name Nan-Wesh-Man
  • Adopted by his mother’s cousin and took his name
  • Interpreter and mediator for the Potawatomi
  • Traded horses and farmed in southwest Topeka
  • Burnett’s Mound, highest point in Topeka, named for him

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