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Historical Atlas of Kansas, 2nd ed

By: Homer E. Socolofsky, Huber Self

Price: $29.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1992

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 124857


A proper knowledge of the long and eventful history of Kansas requires an understanding of the state's geography. While the "place called Kansas" was originally the home of certain Indian tribes, the earliest recorded histories of the state are chronicles of journeys across it. Adventurers, traders, and pioneers crossed Kansas on the way to the Rocky Mountains, on the way to California, on the way to Oregon, and on the way to the Spanish settlements of the Southw... View more info

Indian Place-Names: Their Origin, Evolution, and Meanings, Collected in Kansas from the Siouan, Algonquian, Shoshonean, Caddoan, Iroquoian, and Other Tongues

By: John Rydjord

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1982

Seller ID: 117638


The great variety of Indian place-names in Kansas resulted from attempts to create a pernament Indianfrontier in the West. Beyond Missouri and Arkansas lay the Great American Desert, and there the Indians from the East were urged to settle, supposedly free from the white man's frontier. Consequently, Kansas has Indian place-names not only from its early native inhabitants (Siouan, Caddoan, and Shoshonean tribes) but also from the Algonquians, Iroquois, and other eastern ... View more info

CD: A History of Lawrence, Kansas From the First Settlement to the Close of the Rebellion

By: Richard Cordley

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD2394


This volume presents a history of Lawrence during its turbulent first decade through the close of the Civil War. It was a period of violent controversy over the slavery issue. In 1863, the town was the scene of a devastating raid by the Quantrill guerilla band in which one hundred forty-two Lawrence residents were massacred. (The author was an eyewitness to the raid.) Cordley arrived in Kansas in 1857. He served as the pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church in... View more info

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The Life and Times of Lawman Joe Thralls

By: Tom S. Coke

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: C3561


Were there really lawmen like those portrayed on TV? Were there others besides the handful mentioned in Wild West books and movies? Yes! Joe Thralls was the unflinching model of what a peace officer should be: reserved, steady, and consistent. Joe Thralls spent his entire career as a lawman and town leader in Wellington, a much-traveled area of the west situated near the Chisholm Trail in Sumner County, Kansas. Joe Thralls was a respected member of Wellington from his ar... View more info