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This copper tile was recovered during excavations at the 2018 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Kaw Mission. The site, now called the Kaw Mission State Historic Site, was built over the winter of 1850 - 1851 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South as a school for boys in the Kaw (or Kansa) tribe. The site was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1951. The tile is decorated with a stamped floral pattern. Tiles such as these were used to as ceiling or wall decorations, fireplace surrounds or back splashes.

Date: 1880-1930

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Item Number: 451100
Call Number: 14MO368-883.001-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 451100

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