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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, in his wigwam in the Indian village, then located in the bend of Fall River just south across the present highway where the Neodesha Fair Grounds are now located. Dr. A. McCartney, a physician and one of the original four partners in the Neodesha Town Company who named the city and built the Little Bear Trading Post, attended his good friend, Chief Little Bear, during his last illness.

The Little Osage tribe lived here before moving in 1870 to Indian Territory 30 miles south, now Oklahoma.


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The Neodesha Cemetery has markers of some of the first founders and residents of early Neodesha. J.B. Keys, along with Robert S. Futhey discovered the present site of Neodesha. The claim to the land, bought for $500

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Historic Main Street Tour

Because of its historic downtown, Neodesha was selected as a Kansas Main Street City in 1993. The occidental Hotel, later owned by Carrie Brown, was then renamed the Brown Hotel. The wooden hotel was destroyed by fire in 1895. Carrie rebuilt this fine brick hotel in 1896 and added the verandah in 19

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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...