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US Flag Raised over Pawnee Republic

 
 
US Flag Raised over Pawnee Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Sandhaus, October 7, 2016
1. US Flag Raised over Pawnee Republic Marker
Inscription. Erected by the State of Kansas 1901 To mark the site of the Pawnee Republic where Lieut. Zebulon M. Pike caused the Spanish flag to be lowered and the flag of the United States to be raised September 29, 1806
 
Erected 1901 by Kansas State Historial Society.
 
Location. 39° 54.497′ N, 97° 51.653′ W. Marker is near Republic, Kansas, in Republic County. Marker can be reached from Pawnee Trail. Click for map. Adjacent to the Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 480 Pawnee Trail, Republic KS 66964, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Scandinavia (approx. 8.6 miles away); Country of the Pawnee (approx. 8.6 miles away); American Legion Post No. 193 Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Regarding US Flag Raised over Pawnee Republic. More information can be found in this book, which contains an account of the day the monument was dedicated, including several speeches:

https://books.google.com/books?id=q5FFAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA261#v=onepage&q&f=false

The account begins on page 261, in the chapter ‘Kansas and the Flag’. The President of
Marker placement outside the Pawnee Indian Museum image. Click for full size.
By Jay Sandhaus, October 7, 2016
2. Marker placement outside the Pawnee Indian Museum
the Pawnee Republic Historical Society had this to say at the dedication:

We meet on this historic spot, this hall of fame, to place a tablet to the memory of one of our early heroes, and to dedicate these grounds to the cause of freedom, to which he gave his young life; to perpetuate the record of one of the greatest peaceful victories of our history, a victory only possible by the rare judgment, tact and personality of the gallant young officer, Zebulon M. Pike. History places him on these grounds, over which floated the flag of one of the greatest nations of the world, surrounded by hundreds of warriors who recognized the sovereignty of that flag, while he, with a little band of travel-stained and weary men, demanded the lowering of the flag of Spain and substituting the stars and stripes. Incredible as it may seem, this demand was complied with, and on September 29, 1806, Kansas breezes were called upon for the last time to unfurl that flag which has floated over more of misery, more of oppression, more of treachery, than any emblem ever designed by man.
 
Also see . . .  The Pike-Pawnee Flag Incident. A journal article on the flag incident. (Submitted on April 20, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jay Sandhaus of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jay Sandhaus of Atlanta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017.
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