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Burkett Archeological Site -NHR


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Burkett Archeological Site -NHR

Situated on a prominent natural terrace near the Loup River valley near Genoa, the Burkett Site comprises numerous earthlodge ruins covering an area of over 100 acres. The site is attributed to the Lower Loup Phase, protohistoric ancestors of the historic Pawnee. The village is believed to have been occupied by the Skidi band of the Pawnee during the early seventeenth century. Fifteen lodge sites and five trash heaps, or middens, were excavated, yielding an enormous artifact collection including over 20,000 pieces of pottery. - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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Genoa Indian School Barns

Four barns still remain that were part of the U.S. Indian Industrial School (1844-1934)

Genoa, NE Historic Barns

Mormon Trail Ruts

The Mormon Trail through Nebraska was not a narrow pathway in the same sense as a road. It was a corridor which might be a few dozen yards wide to several miles in width depending on the terrain. The oxen dictated the pioneers'

Genoa, NE Historic Trails

Pawnee Indian Village Mural

This scene shows the Pawnee Indian Village which was located one mile south of Genoa, Nebraska from 1858 to 1878, with their great Chief Petalesharo in the foreground. It is a picture of a large mural, 9' x 38'

Genoa, NE Arts

Genoa Site - NHR

After nearly three decades of Sioux harassment and epidemic diseases, all four bands of the Pawnee Confederation agreed by an 1857

Genoa, NE Archaeology

Indian School Smokestack

The brick smokestack stands alone where at one time it was attached to the power house that made steam heat which heated the buildings at the Indian Industrial School through underground tunnels. Electricity was also produced in this building.

Genoa, NE

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