The Coronado Stone from Oak Mills, Kansas

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Discusses how Alexander Wetmore's interest in the Coronado Stone, which appeared to be remains of the first Spanish expedition into Kansas, began, and how Waldo R. Wedel became involved in the work with the stone. Work focuses mainly on the race to document the stone as a true remain of the exploration of Francisco Vasques de Coronado, including the Smithsonian's involvement in this validation, and opinions by various SI scientists, two of whom declared the relic a fake.

Subject

  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Wedel, Waldo Rudolph 1908-
  • Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), b. 1878
  • Judd, Neil Merton
  • Harrington, John Peabody
  • Archeology, Division of

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Copy located in "Publications Using SI Archives Collections, A-Z." Smithsonian Institution Archives, File Room.

Contained within

The Kansas Anthropologist Vol. 10, 1 & 2 (Journal)

Contact information

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

Date

1989

Topic

  • Antiquities
  • United States National Museum

Physical description

pp. 1-10

Full Record

View Full Record