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-Herbert Welsh established the Indian Rights Association in 1882.
-The IRA worked to ensure the well-being of Native Americans.
-Welsh’s role with this organization greatly influenced American Indian policy in the 1900s and became the primary source of information for non-Indian audiences on Native American affairs.
-John Baxter Harrison, a Unitarian minister and abolitionist, also contributed writings to the IRA’s cause.
-He belonged to the Wanamaker department store family.
-In his free time, he used his wealth and influence to support many causes, including documenting Native American populations through photographic expeditions.
-He also hosted the first meeting of what would later become the PGA (Professional Golfers Association) and was a professional golfer himself. In fact, the winner of the PGA championship receives the Wanamaker Trophy.
-A Quaker trader living in Chester Country, Kenny carried out two trading missions on behalf of the Commissioners for Indian Affairs during the French and Indian War - one to bring provisions to Pennsylvania and Ohio tribes, and another to manage a trading store in Pittsburgh.
-He kept a journal about his trips giving details about Native American life, as well as some of the events of the French and Indian War.