Way Back Wednesday: George Winter on Mis qua buck (Red Iron)

Excerpt from George Winter’s journal regarding Mis qua buck [Red Iron]. “Mus-qua-buck…. whom I had sketched unconsciously to him at the time while sitting on a stump of a tree watching some young Indians playing some game. He was completely disencumbered of all those gaudy trappings which the Indians [sic] who are immediate neighbors of Read More »

Way Back Wednesday: Abram B. Burnett’s cane

Within the CHC’s ethnology collection is the cane of prominent Citizen Potawatomi leader and Burnett family patriarch Nan Wesh Mah [Abram B. Burnett], on long-term loan from the Kansas History Center. The cane is 36” in length, with a removable 16.5” acid-etched dirk or dagger.