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The Little Stone Book

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Once again, we turn to the wonderful world of anomalous artifacts with this story of


It Was Discovered Near Indian Mounds and is Made of Red Pipestone Clay.

George U.S. Hovey of White Church, Ks., has among his very interesting collection of stone relics a small stone book which he found near the three Indian mounds in Quindaro township, Wyandotte. Mr. Hovey has spent years in deciphering the stories of stones and flints that he has found in the neighborhood of Kansas City. He has the largest collection of relics of the stone age in the west. His home is full of them and the overflow is piled up in his yard. As the result of his investigations he has some new theories which he is trying to impress upon the scientists at Smithsonian and Peabody.

One of Mr. Hovey’s especial prizes is this little stone book. It is made from the red pipestone clay found in Minnesota, weathered some with age, making it darker than when first taken from the quarries. It is about three inches long, two inches wide and one inch thick. The lines are not as true as they would have been had the workmen had modern tools, but nevertheless it is a good representation of a book.

“Near the mounds where the book was found was the site of a prehistoric town,” said Mr. Hovey. “Here then dwelt for many years, with their wives and children, and here are to be found in great numbers their implements for the war and the chase. We know their workshops from the flint, chips, and spails. Thousands of arrowheads have been found, also many currying stone knives called by the Smithsonian professors ‘humpbacked knives,’ indicate that here were also located their tanneries. The extent of the ground, the many loads of flints removed since the place has been known to the whites all show that it was a town of considerable importance. The number of these ancient town sites and mounds within the limits of Wyandotte county makes it not a rash assertion to say that 1,000 years ago enough people lived here to make a great city. But to come to the stone book.



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It's possible it was carved by a Siouian Wicasa Wakan as a charm. It's also possible it was a fake, which were all over at that time period to prove one lame brained theory or another about us.

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Read the summary. Very interesting

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