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  Letter, Ke Kahn [Joseph N. Bourassa] to Ne Kahn [Thomas N. Stinson]
Author: Bourassa, Joseph N.
Date: September 6, 1856

Joseph N. Bourassa, a Pottawatomie Indian who signed this letter with his Indian name of Ke Kahn, wrote to Thomas N. Stinson, a Tecumseh resident and Indian trader who had been adopted by the Shawnee tribe and given the Indian name of Ne Kahn. Bourassa, an interpreter for the Pottawatomie Agency, described difficulties in finding laborers to cut the hay that he had promised to provide to Stinson.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Thomas Nesbit Stinson Collection, #511, Box 1, Folder 11
Item Number: 100220              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Agriculture; American Indians (see also Native Americans); Bourassa, Joseph N.; Ke Kahn; Labor; Native Americans; Ne Kahn; Pottawatomi Indians; Stinson, Thomas N.; Workers (see also Labor)

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