A brief look back in time at Shawnee Indian Mission Fall Festival

Kids got a chance to try their hand at a vital frontier skill: shooting a bow and arrow.

Youngsters and the parents alike got a glimpse at what life during the earliest days of European settlement in the area looked like during the annual Shawnee Indian Mission Fall Festival, which concluded a two day stint Sunday.

The event features demonstrations of people working through the tasks that were a part of everyday life on the frontier — and crucial to survival. Weavers, blacksmith and other craftsmen set up on the grounds of the mission to offer a bit of living history, while a band and food vendors offered hints of modern life.