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

Emigrant Indians In Kansas

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. Emigrant Indians In Kansas Marker
Inscription.
As the nation pushed west, Indian tribes were removed from their lands. Between 1825 and 1850, 25 tribes were relocated to Kansas. Two tiny strips of land in extreme northeast Kansas were set aside for the Iowa and the Sac & Fox. Relocation meant learning to survive in an environment with different natural resources.

[Marker image caption reads] Black Hawk led a band of Sac & Fox warriors in the Black Hawk War against settlers in Illinois and Wisconsin. He died in Iowa prior to the Sac & Fox relocation to Kansas.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 39° 51.773′ N, 95° 13.696′ W. Marker is near Highland, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Touch for map. Marker is along the lane leading into 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 Closing of the Mission (here, next to this marker); A Dangerous Coexistence (within shouting distance of this marker); The Missionary Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); An Agricultural Mission
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. Emigrant Indians In Kansas Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Manual Training School (about 400 feet away); The Oregon-California Trail (about 500 feet away); The Wolf River Crossing (about 500 feet away); The Highland Presbyterian Mission (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sac & Fox. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sac & Fox in Kansas and Nebraska. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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