Black Dog Trail Marker

category : Ethnic Heritage
Black Dog Trail Marker The Osage Indians were a dominant population in what was to be Southeast Kansas, and their influence had a positive effect on Caney. Chief Black Dog cleared a trail 30 horses wide, starting at the Osage camp where Baxter Springs, Kansas, is now located, and he used it as a route to places where he could replenish food and other supplies. As the tribe pushed ever westward, a camp was established near the Cana River northwest of Caney, and Osage Indians remained there for many years, residents of the area known as the "Diminished Reserve" of the Osages. In 1870, the Osages were moved to Osage County in Oklahoma, Indian Territory.

The marker designates the temporary campsite used by Black Dog and the Osage at the Caney River crossing.

Address: Wark Memorial Park, 300 East 4th

Come visit us in Caney, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Hotel and Stage Coach Stop

This 1889 Hotel and Stage Coach Stop was constructed from native sandstone quarried from Chochran's Hill north of Caney. The basement was used to store winter ice cut from the Caney River.

Caney, KS Historic Buildings

Safari Zoological Park

Welcome to the Safari Zoological Park. The Park was established in 1989 for the purpose of saving endangered animals and was opened to the public in 1994. See our magnificent animals, lions, tigers and bears, plus jaguars and black leopards. There's alligators, lemurs, baboons and much more!

Caney, KS Zoos

Caney Valley Historical Society Museum

Three buildings form the Caney Valley Historical Society Museum complex with the Wallar Building housing most of the exhibits and is also the location of the Caney Chamber of Commerce office. The town's heritage as "The Big Gas Town"

Caney, KS Museums

Civil War Cannon

Wark Memorial Park is also the location of the "Walkingstick," an old cannon of Civil War vintage which is one of fewer than 75 of its kind in the nation.

Caney, KS Monuments

Old Jail

The first city jail was built in 1888 of native sandstone at a cost of $27.00. The town "Marshall" was W.V. Toner.

Caney, KS Pioneer History

Things to do Ethnic Heritage near Caney, KS

Little Bear Mound

Little Bear Mound is a hill just north of the Neodesha Cemetery. The Chief of the Little Osages was buried near the highest p...