The important thing is not to stop questioning.
         (Albert Einstein)

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  (Fran Lebowitz)

Gary L. Cheatham
Kansas Territory in 1857         Kansas Territory in 1857

Academic Background:
B.S. (Missiology), Northwest Christian University
M.Div., Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University
M.S.L.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cheatham's Publications
Research and Publication Interests:
Cherokee Nation in the 19th century
Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi region
Great Plains and Rocky Mountains in the 19th century
Osage Nation in the 19th century
Political and military history of Kansas during the 1850s and 1860s
Quapaw Tribe in the 19th century
Useful Online Resources for the Above Research Interests:
Accessible Archives
American Civil War in Missouri (The State Historical Society of Missouri)
American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement (Wisconsin Historical Society)
Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs (1826-1932)
Arkansas Digital Ark-ives (Arkansas State Archives)
Chronicles of Oklahoma (Oklahoma State University)
Chronicling America (Library of Congress)
Civil War Veterans in Kansas (Kansas Historical Society)
Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection
Confederate Veteran (magazine) (1893-1932)
Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Denver Public Library Digital Collections
Digital Library of the KSGenWeb
Digital Southern Historical Collection (Wilson Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina)
Find a Grave
Gateway to Oklahoma History (Oklahoma Historical Society)
General Land Office Records (U.S. Dept. of the Interior)
Geographic Names Information System (U.S. Geological Survey)
HathiTrust Digital Library
Historical Maps of States (University of Alabama)
History of the State of Kansas (by William G. Cutler, published by A.T. Andreas, 1883)
Index to Salt Lake County (Utah) Probate Court Civil and Criminal Case Files (1852-1887)
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties (Kappler's) (Oklahoma State University)
Indian-Pioneer Papers Collection (University of Oklahoma)
Jackson County, Missouri, Recorder of Deeds (Full Text Historical Public Records)
Kansas County Plat Atlases (Kansas Historical Society)
Kansas Historical Quarterly, 1931-1977 (Kansas Historical Society)
Kansas Memory (Kansas Historical Society)
Library of Congress Digital Collections
Louisiana Digital Library
Making of America Collection (Cornell University Library)
Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Pre-1910 (Missouri Digital Heritage)
Missouri City Directories (Missouri Digital Heritage)
Missouri Confederate Unit Rosters (new site)
Missouri Confederate Unit Rosters (old site)
Missouri County Histories (Missouri Digital Heritage)
Missouri Digital Newspaper Project (The State Historical Society of Missouri)
Missouri Land Records, 1777-1969 (Missouri Digital Heritage)
Missouri Soldiers' Records: War of 1812 - World War I (Missouri Digital Heritage)
National Archives: Access to Archival Databases
National Park Service: The Civil War Search for Soldiers
Nebraska Memories (Nebraska Library Commission)
Nebraska Newspapers (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Oklahoma Confederate Pension Index Cards (Oklahoma Digital Prairie)
Oklahoma Digital Maps (Oklahoma State University)
Rocky Mountain Online Archive (Center for Regional Studies, University of New Mexico)
St. Louis Catholic Historical Review, 1918-1923 (HathiTrust)
Salt Lake City Tax Assesment Rolls, 1856-1892 (Utah Division of Archives and Records Service)
State Digital Resources (Library of Congress)
Territorial Papers of the United States (HathiTrust)
Texas Digital Newspaper Program (HathiTrust)
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Topo TNM Style Template (U.S. Geological Survey)
TopoView: Historical Topographic Maps (U.S. Geological Survey)
Utah Digital Newspapers (University of Utah)
Utah Government Digital Library (full text access to archived issues of Utah Historical Quarterly)
Utah State Digital Archives (Utah Division of Archives and Records Service)
War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Making of America / Browse)
War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Ohio State University / Search)
War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (HathiTrust / Original from University of Michigan / Browse and Search)
Western History Collections - Native American Manuscripts (University of Oklahoma)
Other Useful Online Resources:
Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library
International Symposium on Military Operational Research
Rand Corporation
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