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Read the West Book Club: Looting Spiro Mounds: An American King Tut’s Tomb

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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When a group of relic hunters drove their picks into a lost Indian burial crypt in eastern Oklahoma in 1935, they unearthed a vast treasure trove of Mississippian art—considered by many at the time to be America’s answer to King Tut’s Tomb. They also ignited a controversy that continues to have repercussions throughout archaeological and American Indian communities. In Looting Spiro Mounds, David La Vere takes readers behind the scenes of this discovery to re-create a Great Depression–era archaeological adventure worthy of Indiana Jones.

Read the West Book Club meets in January, February and March; attend one or all three. Books available for purchase in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). Refreshments provided. $9, $6 for Museum members. Register by February 18. Click here to register.


February 21
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Event Category:
Adventure District
Adventure Road
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