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

The Missionary Movement

 
 
The Missionary Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. The Missionary Movement Marker
Inscription.
While some wanted to "Americanize" the relocated Indian tribes, others wanted to offer aid. Missionaries set up schools to convert the Indian children to Christianity and to teach them vocational skills. Many Indians preferred to maintain their own beliefs and way of life. Others accepted food and clothing offered by missionaries.

[Marker image caption reads] This Iowa girl was photographed in 1890 (location unknown).
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 39° 51.788′ N, 95° 13.722′ 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. A Dangerous Coexistence (here, next to this marker); The Closing of the Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Emigrant Indians In Kansas (within shouting distance of this marker); An Agricultural Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); A Manual Training School
The Missionary Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. The Missionary Movement Marker
In distance
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Oregon-California Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wolf River Crossing (about 300 feet away); The Highland Presbyterian Mission (about 400 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. The Modern Missionary Movement. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EducationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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 261 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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