Daily Archives: September 30, 2010

History of the Butterfly, Part 20: The Doctor is in.

Mahaska was not the star of the show.  That title would probably go to the man they called The Medicine Man or The Doctor, Senontiya.  When the group would stop and stay somewhere, The Doctor would always disappear.  He could usually … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 19: Mahaska goes to Europe

George Catlin partnered with P. T. Barnum to set up an Indian show in Europe.  It featured his paintings, some items that would be of interest to spectators (like weapons) and troops of Native American actors. The group of Ioways … Continue reading

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