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

The Closing of the Mission

 
 
The Closing of the Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
1. The Closing of the Mission Marker
Inscription.
The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 further reduced the size of Indian reservations. Too far removed from the tribes, the mission closed in 1863. Today both tribes have reservations in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. The Sac & Fox also have a reservation in Iowa. The Kansas Historial Society took over management of the mission building in 1963.

[Inset photo caption reads] Chief James White Cloud attended school at the mission. He fought in the Union Army during the Civil War and served as chief of the Iowa Nation from 1865 until his death in 1940.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 39° 51.774′ N, 95° 13.697′ W. Marker is near Highland, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Touch for map. Marker is along the lane exiting 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. Emigrant Indians In Kansas (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
The Closing of the Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 29, 2011
2. The Closing of the Mission Marker
Obscured by separate marker in right foreground, facing opposite direction.
(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 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Chief James White Cloud. (Submitted on October 6, 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 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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