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Black Setllers on the Kaw Indian Reservation

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Jim Sharp played quarterback on the 6-man football team at White City High School in Morris County Kansas in the early 1940's. When they played at Dunlap, Kansas his team encountered a black athlete on the Dunlap squad who was obviously the best player on the field. This sent Jim wondering, "What was a black kid doing living and playing football in Dunlap?" None of the other league teams they played in that part of East-Central Kansas had a black player.

After serving in the Army he graduated from Kansas State majoring in business with a minor in history and joined the Morris County Historical society. In 1976 he started research to answer question he asked himself on that football field back in the 40's.

This book answers that question and covers some of the wider story of Freedman who emigrated to Kansas following the end of the Civil War. It bears witness to the lives and the courage of those early black pioneers who struggled mightily to successfully raise their families in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Softcover, 130 pages.





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