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Pawnee Rock - About


Many stories have been told to explain how Pawnee Rock got its name. One tale relates that it was sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. Another describes a great battle in which a small band of Pawnees was destroyed by a force of Kiowas, Cheyennes, and Arapahos. more

State Historic Site

In 1909 the site was turned over to the State of Kansas to be operated as a state historic site. On May 24, 1912, a stone monument was dedicated with great celebration before a crowd of some eight thousand onlookers. Pawnee Rock was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.



Julie Pope, Executive Assistant, 785-272-8681, ext. 205