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Near Highland in Doniphan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

A Dangerous Coexistence

 
 
A Dangerous Coexistence Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. A Dangerous Coexistence Marker
Inscription.
The Oregon-California Trail passed by the mission and trail ruts are still visible to the southeast of the building. Both tribes benefitted from the increased traffic by building a toll bridge. But with the travelers came small pox and cholera, causing epidemics that took many lives. The tribes feared further contact with Americans and moved away from the mission.

[Inset illustration caption reads] A drawing of a group of Iowa
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 39° 51.787′ N, 95° 13.721′ W. Marker is near Highland, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Click for map. Marker is along the lane exiting 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. The Missionary Movement (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
A Dangerous Coexistence Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. A Dangerous Coexistence Marker
Behind marker at distant left, facing opposite direction.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Oregon National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. California National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 15 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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