The Richard Allen Cultural Center opened its doors on July 19,1992--across the street from the historic Bethel A.M.E. Church which was part of the Underground Railroad.
Volga German settlers began arriving in Ellis County in the mid-1870'
In the 1860s and 1870s, the Kiowa Indians waged an ongoing battle to protect their land and way of life from U.S. encroachment. Satanta (1830-1878), also known as Set-t'ain-te (White Bear)
Cowley County has the tenth largest Native American population in the State of Kansas. Incorporated in August of 1996
"In July, 1877, Negro "exodusters"
Little Bear Mound is a hill just north of the Neodesha Cemetery. The Chief of the Little Osages was buried near the highest point of this hill after he died of pneumonia on January 15, 1867
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