Friday, November 12, 2010

Something a little different

As treasure hunters we are always looking for gold and silver and maybe, just maybe, the occasional cache of jewelry. It’s the same thing day in and day out, interpret the clues, dig a hole, blah, blah, blah.

Just in case there are those out there that feel this way I have something different for you to look for. You will have to travel to Smith County, KS to look for it but that may not be too far for some of our readers.

Located about two miles from Smith Center, KS is what used to be an Indian trading center where different Indian tribes would come to trade with each other. The Indians spent a lot of time in this area and while there some of them spent their time making flint arrowheads and knives that they could trade to the other tribes.

This site is also known as “Sitting Bull’s Fort” and “Plaster’s Castle”. The “fort” was made of stone and existed for a long time. It is said that Chief Sitting Bull used the location in 1867 as his own personal bank to hide knives, arrowheads and “illegally obtained weapons”. Illegally obtained weapons? I can’t imagine!

Winter is coming and the grass will die down soon and make it easier to see the ground. If you've never found an arrowhead it can be almost as fun as digging a hole at the end of a treasure trail.

So there you have it. If you are bored with looking for shiny metal then maybe you should venture to Kansas and see if you can find a few arrowheads. Those “illegally obtained weapons” could be worth a lot of money if they happen to be rifles.

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