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Author Blakeslee, Donald J., 1943-

Title Holy Ground, Healing Water : Cultural Landscapes at Waconda Lake, Kansas / Donald J. Blakeslee.

Imprint College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2010.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (x, 252 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Environmental history series ; no. 24
Environmental history series ; no. 24.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Native Americans at Waconda Lake -- Tracing the Pawnee Trail -- Pawnee Trail in regional history -- Holy ground -- Creating the post rock landscape -- Healing water -- Lincoln Camp -- Perspectives -- Appendix: Waconda health resort brochure -- Notes -- Glossary.
Summary Most people would not consider north central Kansas' Waconda Lake to be extraordinary. The lake, completed in 1969 by the federal Bureau of Reclamation for flood control, irrigation, and water supply purposes, sits amid a region known-when it is thought of at all-for agriculture and, perhaps to a few, as the home of ""The World's Largest Ball of Twine"" (in nearby Cawker City). Yet, to the native people living in this region in the centuries before Anglo incursion, this was a place of great spiritual power and mystic significance. Waconda Spring, now beneath the waters of th.
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Subject Indians of North America -- Kansas -- Waconda Lake -- Antiquities.
Indians of North America -- Kansas -- Waconda Lake -- Social life and customs.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Kansas -- Waconda Lake.
Landscape protection -- Kansas -- Waconda Lake.
Waconda Lake (Kan.) -- Antiquities.
Waconda Lake (Kan.) -- History.
Waconda Lake (Kan.) -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Blakeslee, Donald J., 1943- Holy ground, healing water. 1st ed. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2010 (DLC) 2010003554
ISBN 1603442111 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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