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

Women

Esteemed Partners

 

—Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices —

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

The status of women in Plains culture was decidedly higher than is often assumed. The wife was the joint owner of family property and had general control and custody of the children. Marriages, divorces, places of residence and monetary matters were all subject to a woman's influence. Her opinion held weight in camp decisions and in the formation of a husband's views. Women seldom sat in council, but the men often spoke for their wives.
 
Location. 37° 41.485′ N, 97° 21.003′ 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. Warriors (here, next to this marker); Stories (here, next to this marker); Ceremony (here, next to this marker); Buffalo (here, next to this marker); Keeper of the Plains (here, next to this marker); Tribes (here, next to this marker); Dream Animals (a few steps from this marker); Tipis (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
Keeper of the Plains Plaza Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Keeper of the Plains Plaza Markers
(l-r) Tribes, Buffalo, Stories, Women, Warriors, and Ceremony Markers

1. Women's Issues, from The Wind River Rendezvous. (Submitted on June 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita. (Submitted on June 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Keeper of the Plains Plaza. (Submitted on June 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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