It’s official– we’re smack dab in the middle of the country!
Today we hit the notorious Dodge City, the original cowtown of the wild west. After checking into Gunsmoke RV Park, we moseyed on down to the Boot Hill Museum, a 1950’s recreation of the original Dodge City. It turned out to be quite an enjoyable afternoon, despite the touristy appeal, with lots of artifacts on display, and a very nice exhibit about the Plains Indians.
You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round… The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as our. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves. – Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Holy Man
Wreath crafted in the late 1800’s, made entirely of human hair.