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Council Grove, Kansas: Stump of the Council Oak

Where the U.S. struck a deal with the Osage in 1825. The oak fell down in 1958. Now its stump is protected under an outdoor shelter.

250 E. Main St., Council Grove, KS
East side of town, on the north side of US-56/E. Main St. Look for the little park with the American flag.
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Stump of the Council Oak.

Council Oak of the Osage

Osage chiefs and the U.S. government signed a treaty under this tree on August 10, 1825, guaranteeing safe passage to all traveling the Santa Fe Trail through Osage territory. This Council in a Grove of trees is how the town got its name. A stone marker placed by the D.A.R. is on the highway in front of the location.

[Gan Nunnally, 09/10/2020]

The oak fell down in 1958. Its stump has been reverently protected under an outdoor shelter ever since.

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