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  Letter, Ellen Goodnow to My Dear Husband [Isaac Goodnow]
Author: Goodnow, Ellen
Date: August 8, 1857

Ellen Goodnow wrote from Shannon, Kansas Territory, to her husband Isaac, who was traveling on the East Coast. In this letter, which is largely personal, Ellen Goodnow describes a frightening conflict between white settlers in the area and members of the Cheyenne Indian tribe. A neighbor had awakened her in the middle of the night to enlist men to fight alongside members of the Delaware Indians, who had also been attacked by the Cheyennes. Isaac's brother, William, had lead her to safety in Mahattan.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Collection, #357, Box 1 Folder 49
Item Number: 102349              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Cheyenne Indians; Delaware Indians; Goodnow, Ellen; Goodnow, William E.; Native Americans; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Shannon, Kansas Territory; Skirmishing; Violence; Violent deaths
 
 

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