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Hunter, John Dunn Adventurer; born of white parents west of the Mississippi about 1798; was adopted by the Kickapoo Indians while an infant. In 1817 he went to New Orleans to seek an education; later visited New York, Philadelphia, and other cities, and for a time was warmly received everywhere. Prior to the Mexican War he tried to secure from the Mexican government an immense tract of land on which he said he would settle Indians and thus form a barrier to the encroachments of the United States. After this attempt met with failure he went to Texas and became a leader in the party seeking independence. He publish-Ed manners and customs of several Indian tribes located West of the Mississippi. He was killed by an Indian near Nacogdoches, Tex., in 1827.