Near Highland in Doniphan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Missionary Movement
While some wanted to "Americanize" the relocated Indian tribes, others wanted to offer aid. Missionaries set up schools to convert the Indian children to Christianity and to teach them vocational skills. Many Indians preferred to maintain their own beliefs and way of life. Others accepted food and clothing offered by missionaries.
[Marker image caption reads] This Iowa girl was photographed in 1890 (location unknown).
Erected by Kansas Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
Location. 39° 51.788′ N, 95° 13.722′ W. Marker is near Highland, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Click for map. Marker is along the lane leading into the mission property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1737 Elgin Road, Highland KS 66035, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Dangerous Coexistence (here, next to this marker); The Closing of the Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Emigrant Indians In Kansas (within shouting distance of this marker); An Agricultural Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); A Manual Training School The Oregon-California Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wolf River Crossing (about 300 feet away); The Highland Presbyterian Mission (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Highland.
Also see . . .
1. Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Modern Missionary Movement. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.