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Biface from the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1

Biface from the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1
Date: 1770-1802
This large biface was recovered from the Pawnee Indian Village site in Republic County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society. It is made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, a type of chert that outcrops in western Kansas and north into Nebraska. It may have been stored for future use (what archeologists call a cache), meant for trade, or had some other significance we today do not know. The Pawnee Indian Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A museum was built over one of the lodges that was then excavated, leaving the exposed floor visible.


Building the Pawnee Indian Museum

Building the Pawnee Indian Museum
Date: 1967
Shown are three slides shot in 1967 during the building of the Pawnee Indian Museum. The first slide shows the construction of the footings for the museum building. The second slide shows the trusses being set at the museum building. The final slide is a view to the east in the Museum interior showing the excavated house floor. The large Pawnee earthlodge floor was left intact after the archeological excavation. The Pawnee Indian Museum is located at a large fortified Pawnee village site that was occupied from approximately 1770 to 1802.


Collared Rims from the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1

Collared Rims from the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1
Date: 1770-1802
These four rim sherds were recovered from the Pawnee Indian Village site in Republic County during 1965 and 1966 archeological investigations by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. The rim sherds are decorated on the collar (a ridge or band folded over from the top of the vessel) and on the lip, with two of the sherds having additional decoration on the interior. The rim sherds are decorated with opposed diagonal designs and incised and tool trailed diagonal lines. The Pawnee Indian Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A museum was built over one of the many remains of one of earthlodges, which was left open after the excavation.


E.C. Thayer to Dr. J.W. McIntosh correspondence

E.C. Thayer to Dr. J.W. McIntosh correspondence
Creator: Thayer, E.C.
Date: January 18, 1896
In this letter to Dr. J.W. McIntosh, E.C.Thayer discusses the character of James Murie, Pawnee breastworks, and tensions and conflicts betweeen the Pawnees, Omahas, and Sioux.


Glass Trade Beads from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1

Glass Trade Beads from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1
Date: 1770-1802
These 274 glass barrel-shaped trade beads were recovered from the Pawnee Indian Village site in Republic County. They were excavated during 1965 archeological investigations by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. Beads such as these were widely traded until the 1850s. The Pawnee Indian Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A museum was built over one of the lodges that was excavated, leaving the exposed floor visible.


House 6 Excavations at 14RP1

House 6 Excavations at 14RP1
Date: 1966
View to the west taken during excavations of House 6 at 14RP1 by State Archeologist Tom Witty and crew. A painted wrought iron fence is visible in the background. This fence still bounds a portion of the large Pawnee village that was once present. The Pawnee Indian Museum is now located at this site in Republic County.


James R. Murie correspondence

James R. Murie correspondence
Creator: Murie, James R
Date: January 12, 1899-July 17, 1900
This correspondence concerns Pawnee Indian lands in Kansas, including conflicts with white settlers, Indian schools, the location of Pawnee villages, and other pieces of Pawnee history.


Pawnee Indian Village celebration

Pawnee Indian Village celebration
Date: 1935
This photograph represents a group of men, women and children celebrating at the Pawnee Indian Village in Republic County, Kansas. Children identified from left to right is: Alex Young Eagle, Sarah Young Eagle, and John Knife Chief. Adults identified from left to right is: Frank Young Eagle, Pearl Young Eagle, Charlie Knife Chief, Annie Knife Chief, Guide None Indian, Paul Little Eagle, Julia Little Eagle, Nellie Peters, and Jessie Peters. The museum was constructed in 1967 and has been operating under the control of the Kansas Historical Society. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Pawnee Indian Village Museum diorama

Pawnee Indian Village Museum diorama
Date: between 1967 and 1971
This photograph portrays a diorama at the Pawnee Indian Village Museum in Republic County, Kansas representing Indian culture. The museum was constructed in 1967 and has been operating under the control of the Kansas Historical Society. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Pawnee Indian Village Museum diorama and display

Pawnee Indian Village Museum diorama and display
Date: between 1967 and 1971
These photographs represent the interior displays and a diorama of Pawnee's killing a herd of buffalo at the Pawnee Indian Museum in Republic County, Kansas. The museum was constructed in 1967 and has been operating under the control of the Kansas Historical Society. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Pawnee Indian Village Museum earthlodge floor with artifacts

Pawnee Indian Village Museum earthlodge floor with artifacts
Date: Unknown
Drafted map of the excavated floor of House 5 at 14RP1, now exposed beneath the museum at Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site. House 5 was excavated in 1967 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists.


Pottery from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1

Pottery from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1
Date: 1770-1802
These two body sherds were collected from the Pawnee Indian Village site in Republic County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. The sherd on the left has sand temper and is decorated with incised zig-zags. The sherd on the right also has sand temper and is decorated with alternating rows of punctates and lines. The Pawnee Indian Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A museum was built over one of the many remains of one of earthlodges, which was left open after the excavation.


Pottery from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1

Pottery from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1
Date: 1770-1800
These examples of similar pottery were recovered from the Pawnee Village site during excavations in the 1930s by the University of Nebraska. These five pieces of pottery, four of which refit, all show punctates on the lip (top most part of the sherds) and incised opposed diagonal lines on the collar (a ridge or band folded over from the top of the vessel). In 1987 the artifacts were donated to the Kansas Historical Society. The Pawnee village was occupied in the late 1700s and can be visited at the Pawnee Indian Museum in Republic County.


Rim Sherds from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1

Rim Sherds from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1
Date: 1770-1802
These four rim sherds were recovered from the Pawnee Indian Village site in Republic County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. Three are decorated with incised and tool trailed diagonal lines. The fourth is decorated with a series of punctates above tool trailed lines. The Pawnee Indian Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A museum was built over one of the many remains of one of earthlodges, which was left open after the excavation.


Significance of the name of the capital city of Kansas

Significance of the name of the capital city of Kansas
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: December 25, 1925
This item, written by William Elsey Connelley of the Kansas State Historical Society, traces the origins of the name Topeka. Beginning with the early settlement of the land that became Kansas, Connelley examines the history of the Indians in the area that eventually became the capital of the state of Kansas. According to Connelley's research, the Tapage Pawnee were the group from which the name Topeka was derived after "it went through all the corruptions and misapprehensions to which white men subjected Indian proper names."


The Republican Pawnee Indian village

The Republican Pawnee Indian village
Creator: Price, J.C.
Date: 1900
This item, written and illustrated by J.C. Price, contains detailed information on the location of the Republican Pawnee Indian village in Republican County, Kansas.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 21, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 21, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1822-1834
This volume contains the expenditure accounts of Indian agents for the upper Missouri River, including Benjamin O'Fallon, George H. Kennerly, and John Dougherty, as recorded by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition). Some of the expenditures include interpreter and agent salaries, supplies, and presents, such as beads and tobacco.


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