Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

-

Log In

Username:

Password:

After login, go to:

Register
Forgot Username?
Forgot Password?

Browse Users
Contact us

-

Martha Farnsworth

-

Podcast Archive

Governor Mike Hayden Interview
Details
Listen Now
Subscribe - iTunesSubscribe - RSS

More podcasts

-

Popular Item

Winter 1977, Volume 43, Number 4

-

Random Item

Methodist Church, Harveyville, Kansas Methodist Church, Harveyville, Kansas

-

Site Statistics

Total images: 737,185
Bookbag items: 41,187
Registered users: 12,420

-

About

Kansas Memory has been created by the Kansas State Historical Society to share its historical collections via the Internet. Read more.

-

Syndication

Matching items: 17

Category Filters

People - American Indians - Prehistoric Cultures - Wichita

Search within these results


       

Search Tips

Start Over | RSS Feed RSS Feed

View: Image Only | Title Only | Detailed
Sort by: TitleSort by Title, Ascending | Date | Creator | Newest

Showing 1 - 17 of 17 (results per page: 10 | 25 | 50)


Antler Billet from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Antler Billet from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
This flintknapping tool, an antler billet, was recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. The billet was made from the base of an antler and was used to remove flakes from chert during flintknapping. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita people.


Bone Awls from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Bone Awls from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
These twelve bone awls were recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. Awls such as these are usually made from deer bone. One awl is indeed made from the left ulna of a deer. They were used to make holes in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacturing. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita peoples.


Bone Beads from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Bone Beads from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
This group of bone beads were recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. The beads were made from a section of bird bone. They were scored, then cut or snapped, and finally had their edges smoothed, to form the tabular beads. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita peoples.


Bone Needle and Awls from the Tobias Site, 14RC8

Bone Needle and Awls from the Tobias Site, 14RC8
Date: 1400-1700 CE
This bone needle and four awls were recovered from the Tobias site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2020. Needles and awls typically were made from bone splinters, then sharpened and polished. They were used to make holes in soft material, like hides, and possibly in basket and pottery manufacturing and applying tattoos. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and affiliated tribes. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Bone Rasps from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Bone Rasps from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
These four bone rasps were recovered from the Saxman village site in Rice County and donated in 2016 to the Kansas Historical Society. Archeologists believe that artifacts like these rasps could have been used as musical instruments by drawing a stick across the grooves. The Saxman site is a Late Great Bend aspect village site lived in by ancestral Wichita Indians.


Carved Hematite Rabbit from 14CO385

Carved Hematite Rabbit from 14CO385
Date: 1400-1700 CE
This is a rendering of a rabbit carved into a concretion of hematite recovered from archeological site number 14CO385, a village near Arkansas City, Kansas occupied between 1400 CE and 1700 CE by the ancestors of the modern-day Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. It was found in the 1990s by Kansas Historical Society archeologists excavating a large, deep food storage pit that later was filled with village trash. The specimen is 20.97 mm long, 11.12 mm high, 6.42 mm thick, and weighs 1.6 grams. Apparently, the artist saw the image of a rabbit in the naturally formed concretion and improved on it with a few well-placed modifications. It is unique for this site, this time period, and this group of people. There is no clear evidence that would suggest how it was used by the person that possessed it.


Decorated Great Bend aspect Handles from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Decorated Great Bend aspect Handles from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
These two ceramic handle sherds were recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. The larger loop handle has shell tempering and is decorated with 17 punctates. The handle was riveted to the pot as is shown by the rivet scars on the interior. Rivets on handles are created by inserting a portion of the handle into a hole in the pot and then smoothing over the interior. The smaller loop handle has grit temper and is decorated with six punctates and a pinched protrusion near the base of the handle. It was molded onto the pot. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita people.


Drills from the Tobias Site, 14RC8

Drills from the Tobias Site, 14RC8
Date: 1400-1700 CE
These drills or perforators were recovered from excavations during the 1977 and 1978 Kansas Archeology Training Program field schools at the Tobias site in Rice County. Drills were used to bore holes in softer materials than the drill itself, such as hides, shell, wood, or soft stone. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains, and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Drills from the Tobias Site, 14RC8

Drills from the Tobias Site, 14RC8
Date: 1400-1700 CE
These drills or perforators were recovered from excavations during the 1977 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. Drills were used to bore holes in softer materials than the drill itself, such as hides, shell, wood, or soft stone. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains, and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Great Bend aspect Ceramic Handles from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Great Bend aspect Ceramic Handles from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
These seven ceramic handle sherds were recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. These handles show a variety of handle types and decorations. Six of the handles are different styles of loop handles, while the seventh is a wide strap handle. Two of the loop handles are plain, three have a pinched buttress on the bottom portion, and one loop handle has decorative modes on either end. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.


Great Bend aspect Ceramic Handles from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Great Bend aspect Ceramic Handles from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
These two ceramic handle sherds were recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. These handles were attached using rivets made of clay, and created by inserting a portion of the handle into a hole in the pot and then smoothing over the interior. The smaller loop handle shows that portion that would have been inserted into the pot. The larger sherd shows two rivet scars on the interior. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.


Great Bend aspect Little River focus Vessel from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1

Great Bend aspect Little River focus Vessel from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1
Date: 1300-1650 CE
This pottery vessel was found at the Paint Creek village in McPherson County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. The pot was reconstructed from two large sherds, with the spaces filled in with plaster. The Paint Creek site is part of the Little River focus of the Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita), whose people practiced fishing, hunting, gathering, and agriculture.


Great Bend aspect Vessel from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Great Bend aspect Vessel from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1800 CE
This Great Bend aspect vessel section was recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. These ceramic sherds were reconstructed by the donor. The vessel has grit temper and a smoothed-over cord marked exterior surface. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.


Great Bend aspect Vessel from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Great Bend aspect Vessel from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
This Great Bend aspect vessel section was recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. These ceramic sherds were reconstructed by the donor. The vessel has sand temper, smoothed over cord marks on the exterior surface, and two vertical tabs immediately below the lip. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.


Great Bend aspect Vessel from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Great Bend aspect Vessel from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1800 CE
This Great Bend aspect vessel section was recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. These ceramic sherds were reconstructed by the donor. The vessel has shell temper, a smooth exterior surface, diagonal lines on the lip, and loop handles. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.


Great Bend aspect Vessel from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Great Bend aspect Vessel from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1800 CE
This Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) vessel section was recovered from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. These ceramic sherds were reconstructed by the donor. The vessel has grit temper and a smoothed-over cord marked exterior surface. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.


Pipestone Pipe Fragments from the Malone Site, 14RC5

Pipestone Pipe Fragments from the Malone Site, 14RC5
Date: 1432-1657 CE
These pipestone pipe fragments were collected from the Malone village site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1994. Pipes such as these were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions. Two pipe bowl rims are on the top row. The one on the left has an incised line. Two of the fragments on the right in the bottom row show tobacco residue, evidence of having been smoked prior to breaking. The Malone site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had dense artifact deposits.


Showing 1 - 17

Copyright © 2007-2022 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.