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

The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission

 
 
The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission Marker
Inscription.
The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission was one of many Indian missions built in what is now Kansas between 1820 and 1862. Established in 1837 by Reverend Samuel and Eliza Irvin and Reverend William and Julia Hamilton, the mission was sponsored by the Presbyterians.

By 1856 the mission had forty-four students, half were Iowas and the rest were from the Blackfoot, Sioux, Pawnee, and Sac and Fox tribes. Most of the children were orphans. The mission's goal was to discourage tribal ways and make the Indians self-sufficient Christian farmers.

The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission became an orphanage in 1863. It closed its doors in 1868.
 
Location. 39° 51.84′ N, 95° 13.769′ W. Marker is near Highland, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Click for map. Marker is at the Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site. 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. Cooperation and Conflict on the Trail (here, next to this marker); The Highland Presbyterian Mission (here, next to this marker); The Oregon-California Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Wolf River Crossing
The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission Marker
Mission building in background
(a few steps from this marker); A Manual Training School (within shouting distance of this marker); An Agricultural Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); The Missionary Movement (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Dangerous Coexistence (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 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission National Register Nomination. (Submitted on October 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Biographical Index of Presbyterian Missionaries to American Indians. (Submitted on October 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Irvin Photo on Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
3. Irvin Photo on Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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