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Council Grove - Kaw Mission Councils

The Story of the Osage and the Santa Fe and Osage Trail

Producer Ken Spurgeon will share history of the Osage nation and the Santa Fe and Osage Trail. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Kaw Heritage which will serve refreshments after the program

This program series recognizes the 196th anniversary of William Becknell's inaugural journey from Franklin, Missouri, to Santa Fe, Mexico. Becknell's trip opened at international trade route between Mexico and the United States. It made Council Grove an important rendezvous on the trail. Topics will focus on the Santa Fe Trail and include the history of the Kaw Nation, Kansas Territory, and the state.