News Release 211

'Osage Culture: Then and Now' presented by Arrow Rock State Historic Site Nov. 9

Volume 39-211 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about Osage culture from “Osage Culture: Then and Now” on Saturday, Nov. 9. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program is scheduled in honor of Native American History Month at the Schoolhouse Community Building located at 716 Main Street in Arrow Rock. Presentations will run from 10 a.m. until noon and from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The program will feature members of the Osage Nation Cultural Center in Pawhuska, Okla., who will discuss what it means to be Osage and how they view the past, present and future through song, dance and speaking presentations. The Osage people dominated much of present-day Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma at the time of European contact during the 1680s. One division of the tribe, the Little Osage, maintained a large village in northern Saline County until around 1790. The tribe moved frequently and carried on trade with the U.S. government at a post near Arrow Rock from 1813 through 1814.

A visit to Arrow Rock State Historic Site is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site’s visitor center is located at 39521 Visitor Center Drive, just off Highway 41, one-quarter mile south of the village of Arrow Rock. For more information about the program, contact the site at 660-837-3330. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.