LASR.net Homepage




Menu


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

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

Gen. George H. Wark Memorial Park

This city park was established in 1919 in memory of Caney's Company D who participated in World War I. Gen. George H. Wark organized Co. D, 3rd Kansas Infantry and mustered the first units of the Kansas Army National Guard into federal service at Caney's Elk's Hall, May 19, 1917

Caney, KS Memorials

Opera House/Elk's Hall

The popular Truskett Opera House which was built in 1907 burned along with other businesses in 1910 having a $50,000 loss. The Caney Elk's Club acquired the opera house facilities and rebuilt a building for club use. Their "Elk's Hall"

Caney, KS Opera Houses

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

Historic Homes Tour

Caney is proud of its rich heritage and is fortunate to have preserved much of the architecture of its early development. The Historical Society has prepared a self-guided tour brochure to illustrate some of Caney'

Caney, KS Tours

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...