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Postcard showing a roadside sign for the Indian Burial Pit located 4 1/2 miles east of Salina, Kansas on Highway 40. The Burial Pit contains more than 140 skeletal remains of prehistoric Indians. The Whiteford family excavated the site, and it was one of the premier tourist attractions in central Kansas from 1936 to 1989. In April 1990 the Pawnee tribe, generally regarded as the nearest descendants of the people buried in this cemetery, covered the remains with blankets and shawls, said final prayers, and held a funeral feast. The cemetery then was filled with 125 tons of clean sand, covered with a concrete cap, revegetated with grass, and surrounded with a wooden fence.

Creator: Curteichcolor
Date: Between 1950 and 1960

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Item Number: 446817
Call Number: FK2.S1 .79 *26
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446817

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