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The Darkest Period
Before relocation to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma, the Kanza Indians spent twenty-seven years on a reservation near Council Grove, Kansas, on the Santa Fe Trail. The Darkest Period tells of those years of decline following the loss of the tribe's homeland in Kansas. Ronald D. Parks uses accounts by agents, missionaries, journalists, and ethnographers to address the big picture - the effects of Manifest Destiny - and the Santa Fe Trail's devastating impact on the tribe.
317 pages

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