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Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site, HighlandIowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site, HighlandIowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site, Highland

Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission

Share in the journey of the Great Lakes Indian tribes who were forced to emigrate to Kansas in the 1800s, adapting their traditional Woodlands cultures to the rolling prairie landscape. Exterior signs tell the story of the site that was built in 1845 as a Presbyterian mission to educate the children of the Iowa and Sac & Fox. The mission grew from a one-room log structure to a large three-story building. After the reservations of the native people were moved farther away, the mission closed in 1863. A portion of the mission was razed in 1868 and materials were used at the college in Highland.

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