Sibley in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Events at Fort Osage
Events at Fort Osage
1803 The Louisiana Purchase
1804 Lewis and Clark Explore
1808 They build Fort Osage - Osages cede lands to the east
1809 Troops to the Mandans
1811 Astorians to the Pacific - Sibley visits Kaws and Pawnees
1812 War with Great Britain
1816 Daniel Boone at Fort
1819 Garrison to Council Bluffs
1821 Mexican Independence - Santa Fe trade opens
1822 All U.S. factories closed
1825 Santa Fe Trail surveyed from Fort - Osages cede lands
1827 Jackson County organized - Logs of port used by settlers
On the first exploration to the Pacific in 1804 Lewis and Clark named this site Fort Point and in 1808 William Clark returned to build a fortified post to win the Indians from Spanish and British influence. It was operated by the United States until 1822.
Fort Osage played an active and important part in the earliest development of the Louisiana Purchase by the Missouri River and Rocky Mountain fur trade and the plains trade with Mexico.
("Indian Peace Medal" symbol at the top.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 39° 11.231′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sibley MO 64088, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Osage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Osage (approx. 3 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (approx. 7.9 miles away); Bell-Pharis House (approx. 8½ miles away); Salem Cemetery Association (approx. 8.6 miles away); Price's Great Missouri Raid (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named Santa Fe Trail (approx. 8.7 miles away).
Categories. • Exploration • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2015, by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2015, by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.