Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tama Indians Visit The Newark Earthworks in 1931

Image Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Blog, the Newark Advocate.
Image Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Blog
and the Newark Advocate.
January 26, 2015.
Brad Lepper, of the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Blog, has written a short post about a 1931 visit to the Newark Earthworks by "A group of “Tama Indians” (mostly Fox and Sac from Iowa)... They were there as part of the King Brothers Wild West Rodeo".

"First of all, it’s refreshing to find someone during this period taking an interest in what American Indians might have had to say about the earthen monuments constructed by their ancestors.

Second, in spite of his unfamiliarity with these earthworks, Chief Buffalo had a pretty good understanding of their antiquity, the effort involved in building them, and the sorts of tools used in their construction..."

To read the full postclick here.

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