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

undated 1977 (Box 49, Folder 4)

-

Random Item

Union Pacific Railroad Company's box depot, Hamiln, Kansas Union Pacific Railroad Company's box depot, Hamiln, Kansas

-

Site Statistics

Total images: 731,140
Bookbag items: 37,829
Registered users: 11,606

-

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: 6

Category Filters

Objects and Artifacts - Archeological Artifacts - Material/Stone Type - Iron

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 - 6 of 6 (results per page: 10 | 25 | 50)


Crooked Knives from Fool Chief's Village, 14SH305

Crooked Knives from Fool Chief's Village, 14SH305
Date: 1830-1844
These knives were found in 2012 at the Fool Chief's Village, a Kansa village site in Shawnee county. Archeologists think these "crooked knives" were traded to the Kansa already in their unique shape. They were likely used for woodworking, such as in the manufacturing of bowls or spoons.


Flintlock Hammers from Fool Chief's Village, 14SH305 Revisited

Flintlock Hammers from Fool Chief's Village, 14SH305 Revisited
Date: 1830-1844 CE
These two flintlock hammers were recovered during excavations at Fool Chief's Village, a Kansa village site in Shawnee County and the site of the 2012 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school. The hammer, or mechanism as it is sometimes called, was used for flintlock muskets, pistols, and rifles. The hammer is pulled back into a cocked position, then when released, it moves the gunflint, held in the hammer jaws, down to create a spark which ignites the gunpowder. The difference between this view and the linked view is that the hammers have now been cleaned by electrolysis which passes an electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact.


Knife Blade from Blue Earth Village, 14PO24

Knife Blade from Blue Earth Village, 14PO24
Date: 1790-1830 CE
This knife blade fragment was recovered from the Blue Earth village site and donated to the Kansas Historical Society. The blade still has a portion of its tang, but is missing the handle. Blue Earth village was a Kansa Indian village in Pottawatomie County. Many lodge depressions were still visible on the surface in the 1880s.


Metal Arrow Point

Metal Arrow Point
Date: 1540-1850 CE
This is a metal arrow point that was donated in 1962 to the Kansas Historical Society. It is thought to have been made from a serving fork with two of the tines removed.


Metal Arrow Point

Metal Arrow Point
Date: 1540-1850 CE
This metal arrow point was recovered from Kingman County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1966. The notched or serrated stem may have made it easier to haft the point onto the arrow shaft. Some metal points were made by Indians from scraps of metal such as barrel bands. Others were manufactured and traded to them by Europeans and Americans.


Toy Donkey from Fort Hays, 14EL301

Toy Donkey from Fort Hays, 14EL301
Date: 1867-1889
This toy donkey was excavated in 1966 at Fort Hays in Ellis County. It was cleaned using electrolysis which passes an electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact. Only this half of the toy was found.


Showing 1 - 6

Copyright © 2007-2020 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.