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Kansas Indian Treaty

Kansas State Historical Marker
McPherson County
      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 headmen of the the Kansas or Kaw nation.

    Old US-81, McPherson County
    4 miles southeast of K-61 junction