War dance in the interior of a Konza lodgePosted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 10:59 am
As part of the Spencer Museum of Art’s Passages exhibition, the following slideshow has been created in which you can explore a century of Indian Removal policies that shaped the land, people and communities of the Great Plains. Through historic maps, illustrations and photographs from the Kansas State Historical Society, we explore the places, people and events that shaped the land we call “Kansas”.
Major S. H. Long’s expedition to the Great Plains influenced government policy to relocate Eastern Native American tribes to Indian Territory in present-day Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Major Long’s party became alarmed when Kansa dancers entered the lodge with lances, bows and arrows, only to realize it was a dance staged in their honor.
War dance in the interior of a Konza lodge, 1819
Kansas State Historical Society
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