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This colorized photographic postcard features the Whiteford family at an archeological dig outside of Salina, Kansas. Guy, Jay Dee, and Mabel have tools in their hands. They are uncovering and adding print notes to each buried item and body. There is printed text at the bottom of the card. 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, Saline County (Kan.)
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"Postcard: Indian Burial Pit, Salina, Kansas with Whiteford" (2021). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 349.
Indian Burial Pit Salina, Kansas. This prehistoric burial pit is definitely linked with the Indians of Coronado’s time. Skelton remains of 146 Indians are uncovered and left exactly as they were placed there many centuries ago, layer upon layer, in flexed positions with their knees drawn up and hands resting close to their faces. Some of the skeletons measure well over six feet in height, others are of small children. The Pit is located just off Highway US 40 four miles east of Salina.