The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Pawnee Woman


Indianola, Nebraska


I try to stop at Historical Markers along the road if I get enough warning in advance they are coming up and that there is a place to get off the road safely.  This is an interesting story. 


Consider that she is a complete unknown
and of a very few Indians to receive such respect for 136 years on.


The marker made at the time is difficult to make out but it reads:
Pawnee Squaw
Wounded by indian arrow and left for dead in battle between Sioux and Pawnee at Massacre Canyon on August 5, 1873.  Was found by a hunter, brought to Indianola, and left at house of L.B.Korn where she died a few days later. Buried By E.S.Hill, L.B.Korn and G.A.Hunter


Coon Creek was just a quarter mile on down the road and I didn’t think of taking a picture of it until well past.

On a more uplifting note, here is a mailbox in John Deere colors just outside of Orleans, Nebraska




5 comments:

  1. A very interesting story, and good pics. Thanks,

    Jo in MN

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  2. glad that they brought her to be cared for until she died.

    i LOVE the corn mailbox!!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  4. Tex stole my thoughts exactly.
    LOL

    Felicia

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  5. It is sad that the Indian people also battled their fellow Indian tribes. All those wars everytime, everywhere, will it ever stop?

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