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Near Elyria in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Kansas Indian Treaty

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
1. Kansas Indian Treaty Marker
Inscription.
In 1825 President James Monroe approved a bill providing for the survey of the Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to New Mexico and the making of treaties to insure friendly relations with Indians along the route. A mile west of this sign, on Dry Turkey Creek, a monument marks the site of a council on August 16, 1825, between U.S. Commissioners Reeves, Sibley and Mather, and Son-ja-inga and fifteen other head men of the Kansas or Kaw nation. Negotiations were conducted through "Old Bill" Williams, a noted guide and trapper. For a consideration of $800 in cash and merchandise the chiefs promised that the tribe would not molest travelers. Earlier, at Council Grove, a similar treaty was made with the Osage Indians.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 17.208′ N, 97° 37.33′ W. Marker is near Elyria, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is on Old U.S. 81 0.3 miles south of Comanche Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at a roadside pullout. Marker is in this post office area: McPherson KS 67460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
2. Kansas Indian Treaty Marker
Looking southwest
markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sora Kansas Creek (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Growth of This Pioneer Group (approx. 5.6 miles away); Turkey Red Wheat (approx. 5.6 miles away); Centennial Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Anabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Swiss (Yolhynian) Mennonites (approx. 5.6 miles away); Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. US Treaty with Kansa, 1825. (Submitted on February 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kaw Nation. (Submitted on February 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on February 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Kansas Indian Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
3. Kansas Indian Treaty Marker
Looking northwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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