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Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Kaw House Reconstructed

 
 
Kaw House Reconstructed Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Kaw House Reconstructed Marker
Inscription.
In 1861 the U.S. government constructed 138 of these stone houses for the Kaw Indians. Contractor Robert S. Stevens built the huts at a total cost of $33,135.98.

The houses were situated on the diminished Kaw Reservation in or near the Neosho River valley three to ten miles southeast of Council Grove. Few, if any, Kaws actually lived in these structures. Preferring to dwell in their traditional tipis and bark-and-mat lodges, the Kaws used the huts to shelter horses, dogs, and cattle. Using stone from one of the original Kaw houses, the Council Grove Rotary Club reconstructed this model in 1961.
 
Erected by Council Grove Rotary Club and Kaw Mission State Historic Site.
 
Location. 38° 39.95′ N, 96° 29.614′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is on Mission Street near Huffaker Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker and house are on the grounds of the Kaw Mission State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Mission Street, Council Grove KS 66846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mill Stone (a few steps from this marker); Kaw Mission (a few steps from this marker);
Reconstructed Kaw House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Reconstructed Kaw House and Marker
The Mormon Battalion at Council Grove, Kansas (a few steps from this marker); Hermit's Cave (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Hermit's Cave (approx. mile away); Old Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cottage House Hotel and Motel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Neosho Crossing (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Kaw Nation. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Council Grove Historic Sites. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Kaw Mission State Historic Site. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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