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  Reeder Dagger
Author: No authors specified.
Date: 1856

Many free-state leaders were charged with treason by the pro-slavery legislature in May 1856. Former territorial governor Andrew Reeder escaped arrest by leaving Kansas disguised as a woodcutter. Reeder carried this dagger for defense when he fled the territory.

Location of Original: KSHS/Kansas Museum of History         Call Number: 1957.210.1, ATEE/Dagger
Item Number: 102837              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Free state cause; Kansas Territory. Legislature; Kansas Territory. Legislature - Pawnee/Shawnee Mission; Objects; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Swords and daggers; Treason; Weapons (see also Guns)

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