Near Republic in Republic County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
US Flag Raised over Pawnee Republic
Erected 1901 by Kansas State Historial Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1806.
Location. 39° 54.497′ N, 97° 51.653′ W. Marker is near Republic, Kansas, in Republic County. Marker can be reached from Pawnee Trail. Adjacent to the Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 480 Pawnee Trail, Republic KS 66964, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Scandinavia (approx. 8.6 miles away); Country of the Pawnee (approx. 8.6 miles away); American Legion Post No. 193 Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away).
Regarding US Flag Raised over Pawnee Republic.
The account begins on page 261, in the chapter ‘Kansas and the Flag’. The President of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society had this to say at the dedication:
We meet on this historic spot, this hall of fame, to place a tablet to the memory of one of our early heroes, and to dedicate these grounds to the cause of freedom, to which he gave his young life; to perpetuate the record of one of the greatest peaceful victories of our history, a victory only possible by the rare judgment, tact and personality of the gallant young officer, Zebulon M. Pike. History places him on these grounds, over which floated the flag of one of the greatest nations of the world, surrounded by hundreds of warriors who recognized the sovereignty of that flag, while he, with a little band of travel-stained and weary men, demanded the lowering of the flag of Spain and substituting the stars and stripes. Incredible as it may seem, this demand was complied with, and on September 29, 1806, Kansas breezes were called upon for the last time to unfurl that flag which has floated over more of misery, more of oppression, more of treachery, than any emblem ever designed by man.
Also see . . . The Pike-Pawnee Flag Incident. A journal article on the flag incident. (Submitted on April 20, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.)
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