Friendship Between the Osage and the Occitan of Montauban
In November 1829, three Osages arrived in Montauban, the Occitan Region of France. Little Chief, Big Soldier and Hawk Woman crossed the Old Bridge, received help from Bishop Dubourg, and with the generosity of the people of Montauban they were able to return to the Osage.
In 1989, the friendship between the Occitan of Montauban and the Osage was revived. The cities of Montauban and Pawhuska signed a twinning agreement in 1999 so that today we often see Osages in Montauban and Occitans in Pawhuska.
With this monument we celebrate that people across borders, mountains and oceans can unite, respecting their differences in ties of sincere friendship.
Today, July 24, 2013, we hereby dedicate this monument to the many enhanced exchanges that encourages us to retain and maintain our distinct cultures, languages and value systems.
Man belongs to the Earth"
Location. 36° 40.061′ N, 96° 20.386′ W. Marker is in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in Osage County. Marker is on Grandview Avenue 0.3 miles north of Main Street (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the Osage Tribal Museum. Marker is at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oil in the Osage Indian Nation and the "Million Dollar Elm" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Million Dollar Elm" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Restoring the Whiting Apartments (about 700 feet away); An Answer To Prayer (about 700 feet away); Vernon Whiting (about 700 feet away); "Osage in the Enemy Camp" (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the First Osage Agency Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blacksmith Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pawhuska.
Also see . . .
1. Osage Nation Official Website. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Oklahoma - Occitania (in French). (Submitted on May 9, 2015, 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 224 times since then and 98 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.