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Kathleen Fox

Hard Chief’s Village is a multicomponent archeological site near Topeka. The site’s major importance centers around its use as a Kansa (or “Kaw”) Indian village, occupied from 1830 to 1848. The village was established in 1830 by Hard Chief, with a least 50-100 earthlodges being built there to shelter a band of 500-600 people, making …

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