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Salina, Kansas: Prehistoric Indian Burial Pits (Gone)

Defunct roadside attraction of a chamber of 140 exposed Native American skeletons. Opened 1936. Acquired by the state in 1989, pit filled and sealed in 1990.


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Prehistoric Indian Burial Pits

The Prehistoric Indian Burial Pits in Salina, KS, have been bulldozed under. This place was built like a bunker, off of a dirt road, with an owner who talked through a battery-powered larynx.

[database note, 09/01/1996]

Display of Native American remains was banned by a 1990 federal law, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The once popular roadside stop was purchased by the state in 1989; Pawnee tribe members prepared the site for proper interment of their ancestors in 1990. The pit was filled with sand and covered with concrete and grass.

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