Kansas Indian Treaty

Kansas Indian Treaty (HMZUO)

Location: McPherson, KS 67460 McPherson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.208', W 97° 37.33'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the Kansas: Kansas Historical Society series, and the Santa Fe Trail series.
Marker Number33
Placed ByKansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:46pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 620500 N 4238534
Decimal Degrees38.28680000, -97.62216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.208', W 97° 37.33'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 12.48" N, 97° 37' 19.80" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1649 Comanche Rd, McPherson KS 67460, US
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