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This photograph shows the Iowa, Sac and Fox Presbyterian Mission in Highland, Kansas. The three story building of limestone and brick was completed in 1846 under the direction of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. The facility housed and educated the children of the two tribes while functioning from 1863 to 1866 as a Indian Orphanage. After the institute closed in 1866, the building became a private residence until 1905. In 1941 the state of Kansas became the property owners. Since 1963 the Kansas Historical Society has administered this property as a state historic site. In 1996 the mission was rehabilitated as a museum to showcase the arts and history of the emigrant tribes of American Indians in northeast Kansas.

Date: Between 1938 and 1945

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Item Number: 212181
Call Number: FK2.D3 .79 *35
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212181

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