Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kaw Lake, Day 5

Another windbound day. Winds are out of the north 25-35, gusting to 45. Whitecaps and rollers were sweeping down the lake. So, we visited the Chief Standing Bear Museum in Ponca City for several hours.
While this bison and calf are life-size, I'm afraid they're bronze.

Click photo to enlarge.  An irony of the time was that while Native Americans
were being moved to free land for settlers, the settlers were free to move in among
the Indians and settle on their assigned lands.  The school, church, and cemetary
were along the west shore of the lake just south of the campground.  

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