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This color photographic postcard features three photos. The top photo is a billboard. There is printed text on the right side of the board. The left side of the board depicts an Indigenous man wearing a warbonnet. The middle photo is of the burial remains. There are bones in the dirt where they were uncovered and signs are next to the different bodies. The bottom picture is of the building that provides tourist opportunities at the burial site. There is printed text on the back of the card.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
Indigenous people, Mass burials, Graves, Archaeology--America--History--20th century, Advertisements, Billboards, Saline County (Kan.)
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"Postcard: Indian Burial Pits" (2021). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 339.
Visit Largest Authentic Prehistoric Indian Burial in the Mid-West Indian Burial Pits 4 miles east on Highway No. 40 Salina, Kansas. One of the most important archaeological discoveries in the middle west. Skeletal remains of 146 Indians, uncovered and left just exactly as they were placed there many centuries ago. Artifacts such as pottery, ceremonial flint knives, necklaces from clam shells, grinding stones, etc., may also be seen throughout the pit.