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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 Historical Museum

The Genoa Museum contains one of the largest collections of Pawnee weapons, tools, relics, and artifacts. The Exhibit is from the Allen B. Atkins Collection.

Genoa, NE Museums

Wright Site - NHR

Sometime between A.D. 1600 and 1750

Genoa, NE Archaeology


Genoa Indian School Barns

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

Genoa, NE Historic Barns

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

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