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Kansas archaeologist presents talk on Kanza village excavation

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, August 30, 2013, at 7:17 a.m.

Tricia Waggoner, Kansas State Historical Society highway archaeologist, will present a talk at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Smoky Hill Museum in Salina.

Her presentation will be on the history of the Fool Chief’s Village, a Kanza Indian village near Topeka from 1830 to 1844. The site recently had to be excavated because of a pending road project.

In the early 1800s, the Kanza claimed a territory that covered roughly two-fifths of modern-day Kansas. But by the mid-19th century, as European settlement claimed more and more land around Council Grove, the Kaw Nation was forced into what is now Oklahoma .

The Smoky Hill Museum at 211 W. Iron in Salina is free and open to the public. Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Reach Beccy Tanner at 316-268-6336 or btanner@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @beccytanner.

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