Near Cuba in Crawford County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Osage Trail
The Osage Indians were the largest tribe to ever populate Missouri. They lived a life without boundaries or geographical constraints. The Osage were equally at home in the forest as they were on the wide-open plains. The irony is that every aspect of the Osage way of life was strictly regulated by tribal custom and governed by a group of the elder warriors known as the Little Old Men.
The work before you, sculpted by Glen and Curtis Tutterow, captures the essence of the Osage family as they follow the Osage Trail. The man was very tall and well-proportioned with the roach-style scalp lock. He was dressed in loincloths, moccasins, and leggings made of deer skin. He wore a buffalo robe to keep warm, but it could also be cast aside in the case of threat or emergency
The Osage Indians fought continuously for their culture and traditions. The American Government could kill or move the Osage but they couldn't break their will. This sculpture is dedicated to the Trail they blazed and the legacy of their courage.
This information is taken from, "The Osage of Missouri" by Kristie C. Wolferman.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 38° 4.452′ N, 91° 24.371′ W. Marker is near Cuba, Missouri, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from State Highway P 0.1 miles east of State Route 19, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 Highway P, Cuba MO 65453, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking The Beginning (a few steps from this marker); Expansion of America (within shouting distance of this marker); Today's Warriors (within shouting distance of this marker); A Time of Sadness (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); The River (approx. ¾ mile away); St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuba.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.