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An interior view of Whiteford's Indian Burial Pit also known as Salina's Indian Burial Pit, Saline County, Kansas. The people in the photograph are (left to right): Mrs. Mabel Whiteford, Herbert E. Bolton, Aubrey Neasham, George P. Hammond, and Guy L. Whiteford. The Whitefords excavated the site, and it was one of the premier tourist attractions in central Kansas from 1936 to 1989. The Indian Burial Pit was reburied by the State of Kansas under a negotiated agreement with the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. In 1990, as the state prepared to rebury the remains, archeologists from the Kansas State Historical Society conducted a final inventory of the skeletons and funerary objects.

Date: August 31, 1940

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Item Number: 212034
Call Number: FK2.S1 .79 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212034

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