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15th Annual Pioneer Days
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
15th Annual Pioneer Days**Free Event** November 16th, 17th, 2018 8am to 6pm each day Come and experience life in 1854.... More
2018 Market Days at BBM/CTOM, April through October
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Join us for Market Days, April through October! On the 4th Saturday of the month, the Big Bear Native American.... More
Big Bear Native American Museum Now Open
12/01/15
The Big Bear Native American Museum opened November 15, 2014 featuring a collection of Native American artifacts donated by Leonard “Big Bear” Beal. Additional artifacts supplement his collection to provide a complete overview of Native Americans in North America from their arrival over 13,000 years ago to the present. Displays feature a wide variety of artifacts including not only projectile points but also their tools, pottery, baskets, bead work, and ceremonial pieces. Artifacts, interpretive information, vintage photographs and artwork help the visitor learn about the Native American way of life prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Murals of Native American life and a portrait of Leonard "Big Bear" Beal by local artist Julie Lee create a natural setting for the museum's artifacts. Also featured in the museum is a scavenger hunt for children to find and identify animal tracks, so bring the whole family for an enjoyable, educational adventure before visiting the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum.
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Precinct 1 Commissioner
Feeder trails from Hillsboro and points east arrived here. Often the main trail north to the Kansas railhead would become overcrowded spreading several miles wide. At this point, the trail boss would send his most experienced rider ahead to pick.... Read More
Did you know?
Jesse Chisholm used the trail to trade with the U.S. Army and Native American tribes from his trading post at the present site of the Twin Lakes Shopping Center in Wichita to his southern trading post in Indian Territories. The Wichita Indians used the Chisholm Trail when they moved from their native territory to the

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