El Dorado Poem; Rev. Thomas Johnson; Shawnee Prophet (R)
In recognition of Kansas Day, today's show is all about the Sunflower State. We start things out with a poem about the town of El Dorado (and the way we pronounce it.) Then, learn about the person Johnson County was named after, Reverend Thomas Johnson.
Also, the story of Tenskwatawa, a Shawnee prophet who dreamed of uniting the Native American tribes into a single government.
- Brent Jackson, author/poet, "El Dorado"
- Stephen Warren, associate professor of American Indian histories and cultures, University of Iowa, author, The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870
- John P. Bowes, associate professor of history, Eastern Kentucky University
- Howard Ziegenhorn, volunteer, Shawnee Indian Mission