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Spanish conquistadors four centuries ago, vainly searching for riches in the North American heartland, encountered a remarkable American civilization that eventually faded from memory.  After a new look at an old Spanish journal and a long-ignored map, an archaeologist invites high-tech specialists to peer beneath the Kansas surface and test a novel interpretation.  Caught on camera, this research confirms a 1601 battle between conquistadors and natives, revealing a radically surprising past world.  Prepare to experience the long-forgotten land of Quivira.

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The Expedition of Juan de Onate to Quivira in 1601 as narrated in The “True Report” and the “Valverde Interrogatory.” Edited by Jerry R. Craddock. Translated by John H. R. Polt. (University of California)

Juan de Oñate (Wikipedia)

Midwest Archeological Center (National Park Service)

Professional Archaeologists of Kansas

VJ Wilkins Foundation

Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

Wichita people (Wikipedia)