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Donated to the Kansas Historical society in 1987, this sacred Pawnee family bundle had been in the donor's family for at least five generations, passing down matrilineally. The bundle is now on display at the Pawnee Indian Museum in Republic County. The traditional story, as related by the donor, were that her ancestors were in a hunting party that was massacred. Her ancestor tied the bundle to his granddaughter's back, put her on a horse, and sent her away prior to the massacre. It was the donor's mother's express wish that this family bundle be placed on the west side of the Pawnee Indian Museum, where it resides today.

Date: 1987

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Item Number: 448145
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 448145

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