John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) and a Native American woman looking at objects. During his years as explorer surveyor, John Wesley Powell developed a keen interest in its Indian peoples, taking pains to gain trust learn their languages. He compiled vocabularies, collected details religion lore, and championed the rights of Indians.
He was called Kapurats, which meant “One-Arm-Off by the Ute Indians
“Have 10 men by the sea to look after our ships 14 days’ journey from the island. Year 1362”
A stone tablet tells of North American exploration more than a century before believed. Learn More
Throwback Thursday: The last Thursday of January marks our Day of Remembrance, when we honor the crews of Apollo 1, the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, and all those who gave their lives for exploration!