Diorama Depicting Burial of Plains Woodland Child

ID: MNH-1019 or MNH1019

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 10

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A diorama depicting the burial of a prehistoric child burial on Prairie Dog Creek in northern Kansas identified with the Plains Woodland culture is on display in the National Museum of Natural History's North American Archeology Exhibit which opened in November 1962. Exhibit highlights the fact that the child was buried with a variety of ornaments and implements and discusses prehistoric burial practices in the region.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 10

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu



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  • Burial
  • Archaeology
  • Hall of North American Archeology (Exhibition)
  • Historians
  • Exhibitions
  • Prairie Dog Creek
  • Children
  • Indians of North America
  • Plains Woodland Indians
  • Prehistoric peoples




  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

MNH-1019 or MNH1019

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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