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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Tribes

 

—Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices —

 
Tribes Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Tribes Marker
Inscription.

The Plains Indians were inseparable from the land they roamed. The Plains were home to the buffalo, which the tribes followed during all but the winter months. Under the star-filled sky of the prairie, they showed reverence to the Great Spirit through complex and meaningful ceremonies. They were skilled hunters. Fierce warriors. Riveting storytellers. Though constantly on the move, the Plains Indians lived in tightly knit communities that, for them, symbolized the entire universe. What follows is a brief account of their vast and profound tradition.
 
Location. 37° 41.482′ N, 97° 21.001′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Touch for map. The marker is on the Keeper of the Plains plaza, at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers, about 500 feet ESE of the Mid-America All-Indian Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 North Seneca Street, Wichita KS 67203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buffalo (here, next to this marker); Keeper of the Plains (here, next to this marker); Stories (here, next to this marker); Women (here, next to this marker); Warriors
Keeper of the Plains Plaza Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Keeper of the Plains Plaza Markers
(l-r) Tribes, Buffalo, Stories, Women, Warriors, and Ceremony Markers
(a few steps from this marker); Ceremony (a few steps from this marker); Circle of Life (a few steps from this marker); Dream Animals (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Archives Indians/Native Americans Database. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Keeper of the Plains Plaza. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentNative Americans
 
Plains Tribes Map on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Plains Tribes Map on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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