Presentation on theme: "Rice County History First Settlers – Quiviran Indians 400 year old kingdom Friendly Lived in Grasslodges More inhabitants than in Rice County today."— Presentation transcript:
Rice County History First Settlers – Quiviran Indians 400 year old kingdom Friendly Lived in Grasslodges More inhabitants than in Rice County today.
Rice County History What evidence do we have of these Native Americans? Skin scrapers found in the ground Arrowheads
Rice County History Very good buffalo hunters Called the tatoo people Didn’t know about weaving Made good pottery
Rice County History 1541 Coronado came from Mexico Looking for gold Heard Stories about Cibola Brought Father Juan Padilla
Rice County History He kept a diary and wrote about he Quivira Indians. Know he came to Rice County from diary Wrote about crossing the St. Peter And Paul River at the great bend of the river.
Rice County History Most important evidence was chain mail found in Rice County
Rice County History What happened to these Explorers? Coronado returned to Mexico after living with the Quivira Indians.
Rice County History Father Padilla stayed with the Indians Legend of Father Padilla’s death The first Christian martyr in North America.
Rice County History Story of discovery – 1917 1982 – Dr. Clark Mallam Serpent Intaglio – dug in What is it? Three Indian Mounds Tobias, Hayes, Thompson
Rice County History Believed to be a calendar Also marks the area of at least 10 springs
Rice County History Santa Fe Trail – began as a buffalo trail Used by the Indians Used by Coronado Finally used by Traders going to Santa Fe, Mexico
Rice County History Rice County has two river crossings Little Arkansas Crossing Cow Creek Crossing Western Rice County had deadly Indian attacks
Rice County History Robert McGee Cow Creek battle Plum Buttes
Rice County History Favorite camping spot – Stone Corral Why did traders make camp after the river crossing?
Rice County History Buried Treasure in Rice County Coins from the raid at Cow Creek Chavez Treasure and Murder
Rice County History Battle of the Two Buffalo Bills
Rice County History How does a state become a state? Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861 The first county here was formed on Nov. 6, 1860 Called Peketon County The County Seat was Beach Valley
Rice County History 1871 – Next try to become a county Need more people Signed up people in a wagon train coming from the East Signed up soldiers coming from the North Gave names to the mules that pulled the wagons
Rice County History Became a county on August 18, 1871
Rice County History Named for General Samuel A. Rice Civil War General Friend of Kansas Governor Died in the Civil War of a wound to the foot.
Rice County History How did Lyons become the County Seat? Atlanta Peace 1876 – Sterling Land sold to Reno County Land donated by Truman Lyon