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Title Letter [manuscript]: Lukfatu Chahta Yakne and Eagle Town, [Indian Territory], to Robert Steel, Abington, Pa., 1836 Mar. 22-29
Author Steel, Henry
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Mar. 22-29, 1836, letter from Henry Steel to his brother and an unnamed sister or sister-in-law in Pennsylvania, regarding his illness and self-treatment; his deep interest in the Choctaw people and the progress of religious instruction among them; and his own preparations to leave his post and continue his missionary work under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church. Steel also reports that twelve new missionaries have already been sent to the Choctaws and four more are expected.
Names Steel, Robert
Places Lukfatu Chahta Yakne, Eagle Town, Oklahoma, United States
Keywords health, medicine, religion, education, missionary, Christianity, Indian Territory
Theme Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Southeast
Additional Information Henry Steel was a missionary to the Choctaws in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) near Fort Towson.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 828
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue