Item #10671 Marais des Cygnes.The Naming of the River. As told by Chief Roubidoux in 1871 to William Ansel Mitchell. Deanna Mitchell ., Connie Kuhnle, Retold by.
Marais des Cygnes.The Naming of the River. As told by Chief Roubidoux in 1871 to William Ansel Mitchell
Marais des Cygnes.The Naming of the River. As told by Chief Roubidoux in 1871 to William Ansel Mitchell

Marais des Cygnes.The Naming of the River. As told by Chief Roubidoux in 1871 to William Ansel Mitchell

No Place: [Self Published], No Date. Illustrated by Connie Kuhnle. Edition Not Stated {Assume First Edition]. Hardcover. Oblong 8vo., stiff paper dust jacket illustrated in color, paper over boards mirror the dust jacket, not paginated. Illustrated throughout by Connie Kuhnle with full page color illustrations. -- Signed by the author. -- No copies held in the world catalog. --. Fine / fine. Item #10671

In 1871, Billie Mitchell was playing in the woods with two Miami Indian boys, Johnnie Geboe and Will Peery, just south of LaCynge, Kansas. They encountered, a tall fine looking man, John Roubidoux, (his tribal name name was Achepongah, meaning Big Turtle). He was the head chief of the Miami Tribe, which had previously owned much of the land of Linn County and Miami County Kansas..... One of the boys said, 'Tell Billie about the naming of the river." Chief Roubidoux shared the story with great reverence. Billie grew up to be William Ansel Mitchell, a local newspaper journalist and ultimately a historian. He recorded many stories, including Chief Roubidoux's account of the famed Evangeline's naming of the Marais de Cygne River. He published them in 1928 as, "Linn County, Kansas: A History".--This book attempts to be true to the tale passed down by Chief Roubidoux and to its recording by William Mitchell.--Author's Notes.

Price: $75.00

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