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Ellen Douglas Denison Goodnow to Isaac Tichenor Goodnow

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Creator: Goodnow, Ellen Denison

Date: August 8, 1857

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Coll. #357, Box 2 Folder 9

Unit ID: 3728

Abstract: 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 Manhattan.

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Title (Main title): Ellen Douglas Denison Goodnow to Isaac Tichenor Goodnow


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