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Coronado flag

Coronado flag
Date: 1941
This red and yellow wool flag commemorates the 400th anniversary of Coronado's journey through Kansas in 1541, during his expedition of the southwestern United States. Coronado traveled with a large group of Spaniards, Native Americans, and Father Juan Padilla. Both Coronado and Padilla are depicted on the flag.


Coronado sets out to discover Quivira

Coronado sets out to discover Quivira
Date: Between 1900 and 1940


Coronado starts for Quivira

Coronado starts for Quivira
Date: 1940s


E.D. Smith to George W. Martin

E.D. Smith to George W. Martin
Creator: Smith, E.D.
Date: June 09, 1906
This is a letter from E.D. Smith, Meade County, to George W. Martin, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. Smith writes to Martin telling how much he enjoyed reading volume eight of the Historical Society's report, but that he disagrees with W.E. Richey's paper on Coronado's trip to Kansas. Smith believes that Coronado's route wasn't exactly the way Richey recounts.


Horse chain mail

Horse chain mail
Date: 1540 - 1541 CE
Horse chain mail armor believed to be a part of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's expedition to Kansas between 1540 and 1541.


John Steuart Curry sketch

John Steuart Curry sketch
Creator: Curry, John Steuart
Date: between 1937 and 1942
In the late 1930s artist and Kansas native John Steuart Curry produced this preliminary sketch of conquistadors for the mural Tragic Prelude housed at the Kansas statehouse. The sketch references the 1541 Spanish expedition through Kansas led by Francisco Coronado. Curry completed the mural in 1942, but due to Kansans' critical reaction he refused to complete the project. In 1993, The Wunderlich Mongerson, a Chicago-based art gallery, collaborated with Curry's widow to donate this sketch.


Medicine Lodge pageant

Medicine Lodge pageant
Creator: Howes, Charles C.
Date: 1961
This is a motion picture film of the Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Pageant which commemorates the great Peace Council of 1867 between the U.S. Government and the Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Kiowa Indians. The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty re-enactment is staged in a natural amphitheater, near the actual site of the council where the Medicine River and Elm Creek converge near Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas. The film also discusses early explorers, the extermination of the buffalo, the beginning of the cattle industry, and Carry Nation and the temperance movement.


Rock inscription near Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas

Rock inscription near Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas
Date: 1953
This inscription on a rock near Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas purports to have been made by the Coronado Expedition in 1541. The inscription is a hoax.


Shaggy buffalo cow

Shaggy buffalo cow
Date: Between A.D. 1540 and A.D. 1549
This is a drawing of a shaggy buffalo cow similar to that seen by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado during his military expedition to Kansas in search of gold.


The coming of the Spaniards

The coming of the Spaniards
Creator: Overmyer, David Hicks, 1889-1973
Date: 1951
A portion of a mural at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka titled "The Coming of the Spaniards" painted by artist David H. Overmyer in 1951 depicting the arrival of Coronado in Kansas in the year of 1541.


The Wichita Indians

The Wichita Indians
Creator: Pratt, Charles H
Date: November 23, 1935
This item, written by Charles H. Pratt, Historian for The Wichita Nation Association, provides a detailed glimpse into the history and traditions of the "Wichita and Affiliated Bands of Indians." Some of the information included is an explanation of the origins of the Wichita, a Spanish Conquistadors report on the Wichitas, Wichita Bands in Texas, and the names of some Wichita women.


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