Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Sunday, September 1 -  Jan & Barry took us on a little tour of the area. We visited Strawtown Koteewi Park and the Taylor Center of Natural History. Koteewi (ko-TAY-wee) is the Miami Native American word for "prairie."

Strawtown Koteewi park sign

Taylor Center

Researchers have discovered that the major occupancy of this property dates back to 1200-1400 A.D.

What the Strawtown Village looked like.DSC06140

Artifacts found include arrowheads, pottery and remains of what the occupants may have eaten, including bear and elk.

hardin barded point

Early Native American potterypottery

Very early dugout canoe
dugout canoeI

In the glass jar is burnt corn from many, many centuries ago.

Researchers have also discovered evidence of postholes, storage pits and fire pits that show the location of early villages and huts on the property.

The dark areas are the remains of where the poles were placed in the ground.burnt log

They had this cool poster on the wall of the location of all the American Indian Tribes. Don't forget that you can always click on any photo to make it larger. You might want to do that with this one.

American Indian Tribes

The museum had so many interesting artifacts. A great place to visit if you are in the area.

Barry also drove through the town of Tipton and showed us the White River where he hung out fishing and growing up in the area. It was a delightful day of sightseeing with good friends.

One of the strange sights Paul found on his morning walk was signs of an alien visit... A CROP CIRCLE! Looks like they flew in under cover of the electrical storm we had the other night. Must have dropped-off or picked-up their friends and split before daybreak!

crop circle

crop circle

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day.


  1. I know I'd like that museum. Thanks for the tour.
    In the meantime you need to get out of the area lest the aliens come back.

  2. This country is just full of these gems isn't it? You guys got a two-fer with the crop circle! LOL

  3. Keep your eyes on the skies... you never know!!!

  4. A nice bit of local sightseeing, better watch out for thgose aliens , they might come back and getcha!

  5. Liked the museum. I have always been a fan of Indian museums, love the history.

  6. My kind of museum! I just love any Native America history. Looks like a really neat place.

    Paul better be careful on those walks. He may find himself carried away as one of their own!!!

  7. oh goody. . .so happy y'all are on your way. ..the crop circle is only the beginning. . .

  8. Always fun to have locals show you the sights!

  9. It's fun to be on the road and visit places you haven't seen. I like that and know I would like that museum.

  10. How in the heck do Crop Circles get there, anyway?

    Interesting looking museum - thanks for the great tour and photos!

  11. What an awesome museum!! I would spend the entire day there exploring the history of Native Americans!!

    "If you build it he will come!" You just never know what goes on in corn fields!! -:)

  12. Well, you have now experienced some part of Indiana that we have not! Kinda bad for IN. natives, isn't it.


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