Pottawatomie Comic

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  • Kansas was organized in 1854 as new territory by Congress. The decision weather slavery was premitted or not was left to the settlers.
  • Welcome to Kansas
  • Slavery or nah???
  • slaveowner
  • Slaveowners and farmers with no slaves immigrated, farmers outnumbered slaveowners. Both parties began to build up tension through rival elections etc. up until May 1856
  • farmers
  • The tensions led up to the attack on the town of Lawerence. Pro-slavers supplied with guns and shiskey attacked Lawerence. During these attacks the father of a man named John Brown died. This caused John Brown to become outraged, to the point where he planned for revenge
  • Brown seemed to have gone crazy. He beat a man with a cane causing serious injuries and he has also has snuck into a settlement near Pottawatomie Creek and dismembered 5 people. This caused both pro-slavers and abolitionists to arm their men. That year about 200 men were killed.
  • John Brown was hanged, 1856
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