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Etzanoa: Uncovering the Great Settlement, a First Thursday Presentation

Event Type: Featuring People

Date: 09-06-2018 -- 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Additional Schedule Info: Smoky Hill Museum Presentation

Location: Across the street at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Address: 122 N Eighth Street
Salina, KS 67401

Email: museum@salina.org
Phone: 7853095776

Event Website: www.smokyhillmuseum.org


FREE EVENT!!

Info: For centuries it lay buried beneath the Kansas soil, holding its secrets and waiting. It waits no more. Join Dr. Donald Blakeslee as he discusses this exciting archeological discovery. Spaniards called it the Great Settlement, while a native name for the town was Etzanoa. This ancient settlement in southern Kansas was home to more than 20,000 ancestral Wichita Native American people. Blakeslee will share why he decided to look for this city and how he gathered and deciphered clues. What’s been found and learned at this site is changing the way scientists understand Pre-Colonial Native American society in the Kansas – Oklahoma area. Blakeslee willl also share information about the initial dig and what they’ve found so far, as he works to uncover one of the largest Native American cities in North America. Blakeslee is an author and professor of archeology at Wichita State University. This free presentation is hosted by the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, September 6, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. To accommodate a larger crowd the presentation at the First United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 122 N Eighth, just across Iron Ave from the Museum.