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History of sacred tribal rock turned monument rethought


January 26, 2020

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An effort is underway to more fully tell the story of a boulder that was a sacred prayer rock for a Native American tribe before it was moved to Lawrence and inscribed with the names of the city's founders.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Pauline Eads Sharp, who serves as secretary and treasurer of the Kanza Heritage Society, and Lawrence artist Dave Loewenstein are leading a wide-ranging team of people, including historians, geologists, artists and filmmakers to increase interest in the 23-ton red quartzite Shunganunga boulder.

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