Casqui Days takes closer look at ancient tribe | Arts & Culture
Homeschooled students will get a chance this week to examine prehistoric American Indian daily life.
Parkin Archeological State Park will host Homeschool Casqui Days this Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The Hernando de Soto expedition discovered the Casqui tribe in 1541. According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History, the chief believed the explorer had come from heaven and asked de Soto to help end the drought.
Students will learn what the ancient Casqui inhabitants grew for food, what they did for fun and how they defended themselves.
Admission is $2.97 for adults, $2.16 for students and teachers. Bus drivers get in for free.
For more information, call (870) 755-2500.
Photo provided by Wikipedia/Heironymous Rowe