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

Ceremony

Sacred Songs and Objects

 

—Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices —

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

The Plains Indians drew inspiration and power from their ceremonies. Using sacred prayer songs, objects and dances, accompanied by ritual drumming and rattling, the people created a spiritual atmosphere to induce visions and revelations. Ceremonies were a means to offer thanksgiving to God as well as bring good fortune to the tribe in the future. Most Plains tribes revered sacred objects, such as special feathers and rocks, that were unique to their own particular history and essential to their identity.
 
Location. 37° 41.487′ N, 97° 21.004′ 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); Women (here, next to this marker); Stories (here, next to this marker); Keeper of the Plains (here, next to this marker); Buffalo (here, next to this marker);
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
Tribes (a few steps from 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 . . .
1. Ceremonies and Dance. (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita. (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Keeper of the Plains Plaza. (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 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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