El Dorado Poem; Rev. Thomas Johnson; Shawnee Prophet (R) | KCUR

El Dorado Poem; Rev. Thomas Johnson; Shawnee Prophet (R)

Jan 29, 2018

History is on display at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kan.
Credit Suzanne Hogan / KCUR 89.3

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.

Guests: