Tag: Etzanoa

Etzanoa Conservancy to set up informative display in Arkalalah storefront

Arkalalah visitors will have opportunities to learn more about Etzanoa, the ancient Native American town located in what is now Arkansas City, during the festival next week. The Etzanoa Conservancy, a local nonprofit group dedicated to the promotion and development of the archaeological site along the banks of the Walnut […]

County time capsule includes items from Arkalalah, Etzanoa, Wilson Park

The City of Arkansas City recently donated several items for a countywide time capsule that was dedicated Aug. 4 during the Cowley County Fair in honor of the county’s sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. The items included (clockwise, from top left): The exciting progress of the Etzanoa Conservancy is represented by an […]

Etzanoa volunteers, university students hard at work as digs expand

Hurshal Clark visited an old friend at an archaeological dig site May 31 in the northeastern Arkansas City area. As a recently expanded group of archaeology field students searched for more artifacts from the ancient Native American town of Etzanoa, Clark presented a gift to his friend, Don Blakeslee. The […]

Etzanoa digs continue with help of sixth-graders, Wichita State students

Storm clouds gathered late Tuesday afternoon in Arkansas City as archaeology students searched for more artifacts from the ancient American Indian town of Etzanoa. But the director of the dig, Wichita State University anthropology and archaeology professor Don Blakeslee, was anything but gloomy. In fact, he was quite pleased. “We’ve […]

Etzanoa researcher offers insights on Oklahoma dig sites at Marland event

PONCA CITY, Okla. — More than a century after Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate visited the large settlement of Etzanoa, in what is now Arkansas City, the Native Americans who lived there migrated south. Harassed by the Osage, an enemy tribe, the ancestors of the Wichita tribe eventually abandoned Etzanoa […]

Kansas House recognizes Etzanoa Conservancy with resolution April 5

TOPEKA — The Kansas House of Representatives on April 5 recognized recent archaeological research pointing to Arkansas City as the site of the huge ancestral Wichita Indian settlement of Etzanoa. House members applauded after approving a resolution read by Anita Judd-Jenkins, the Republican representative from Ark City. Standing behind her […]

Conservancy officials journey to Topeka for House’s Etzanoa resolution

TOPEKA — Rep. Anita Judd-Jenkins, R-Arkansas City, has arranged for Etzanoa and the Etzanoa Conservancy to be recognized with a resolution April 5 in the Kansas House of Representatives. Several individuals who have been involved with the project will meet with Judd-Jenkins at 10 a.m. at the Capitol. They include Etzanoa […]

Wilson Park master plan unveiled by city at chamber coffee March 30

The City of Arkansas City has released an official master plan for Wilson Park, including the property that once housed the city-owned hospital. During Thursday morning’s Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce coffee, City Manager Nick Hernandez shared plans for the property. The first, most obvious change that will be […]

Etzanoa Night will feature premiere of Quivira: Conquistadors on the Plains

A premiere showing of the Archaeology Channel’s documentary on a large Quivira Indian community that settled more than 500 years ago along the banks of the Walnut River in Arkansas City will take place at the recently restored Burford Theatre in downtown Ark City next month. The film, entitled “Quivira: […]

Area educators attend three-day archaeology workshop

Cowley County area elementary school and middle school teachers attended a three-day archaeology education workshop last week at Cowley College. Kansas public archaeologist Virginia Wulfkuhle, the state coordinator for Project Archaeology, conducted the workshop. She was assisted by Gail Lundeen, a retired teacher and representative of the Project Archaeology Missouri […]