Everyone is invited to join the City of Portage des Sioux and the Land Between the Rivers Historical Society as we commemorate this national historic event on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Portage des Sioux. Our honored guests will be the Osage Nation, as Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear joins St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann for this commemoration. Others joining us that day will be State Representative Anne Zerr, Mr. Bud Clark who is the 3rd Great-Grandson of William Clark, and various other national, state and local dignitaries.
This is the two-hundredth anniversary of the date the Osage signed. The commemoration is being held in the original location the Osage and numerous other tribes came together and signed treaties that summer of 1815. Portage des Sioux is approximately 14 miles north of St. Charles on Hwy 94 from its' intersection with Hwy 370. Turn west on Hwy J, and the event is on Saucier and Fourth Streets. There will many signs with directions to the commemoration on the day of the event. This is an outdoor event and lawn chairs and blankets are suggested. In the event of bad weather, the commemoration will still be held in a nearby pavilion, with signs giving directions.
Also, that Saturday the Land Between the Rivers Historical Society in Portage des Sioux will be open from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for visitors. The Osage Allottee Exhibit will be on display as well as various other exhibits, and Kathryn Red Corn, former Director of the Osage Tribal Museum in Pawhuska, will be available for questions. For more information please go to www.peace-friendship.com and visit our website.
This event is sponsored by the City of Portage des Sioux, Land Between the Rivers Historical Society, Missouri Humanities Council, Missouri Council for History Education, and private donations.