Keeper of the Plains Plaque

Keeper of the Plains Plaque

We found this tribute to the Plains Indians on the map. We were staying overnight in Wichita so we were able to visit just before sunset and stay for the lighting of the Ring of Fire.

 

Keeper of the Plains Visitors Sign

Keeper of the Plains Visitors Sign

The Statue stands at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers near downtown Wichita, Kansas.

 

Keeper of the Plains - Pedestrian Bridge over Little Arkansas River

Keeper of the Plains – Pedestrian Bridge over Little Arkansas River

There are pedestrian bridges that cross both the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers that lead to the statue.

 

Keeper of the Plains - View of Downtown Wichita across from the Statue

Keeper of the Plains – View of Downtown Wichita across from the Statue

Down river from the Keeper of the Plains is downtown Wichita.

 

Keeper of the Plains and Pedestrian Bridge over the Arkansas River at Dusk

Keeper of the Plains and Pedestrian Bridge over the Arkansas River at Dusk

As the sun started to set we got ready to witness the Ring of Fire display. The lighting time will vary depending on the time of year.

 

Keeper of the Plains - Ring of Fire

Keeper of the Plains – Ring of Fire

The winter night that we visited they lit the ring at 7:00PM. Not only were the flames beautiful to watch, they were nice and warm on a cool winter’s night.

 

Keeper of the Plains - Tribute to the Tribes that Inhabited this Area

Keeper of the Plains – Tribute to the Tribes that Inhabited this Area

The next morning we went back to get some pictures of the displays honoring the Plains Indians. There are several different displays located behind the statue and between the two bridges.

 

 

 

This is really a beautiful place to visit and learn more about the Plains Indians.

For more information about this site check out the link below:

http://wichita.gov/Government/Departments/Arts/Pages/Keeper-of-the-Plains.aspx

Keeper of the Plains - Wichita, Kansas

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