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These links of chain mail were recovered from the Majors site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1982. The chain mail, a series of small interlocking iron rings in a 4-in-1 pattern (each riveted ring linked to four others), was brought to Kansas by 16th-century Spanish explorers. The Majors site was a Great Bend aspect, Little River focus village. The people that inhabited Great Bend aspect sites are ancestral to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.

Date: 1541-1720 CE

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Chain Mail from the Majors Site, 14RC2 - 1

Item Number: 507342
Call Number: 14RC2 1982.H.3 Parish donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 507342

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