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Shawnee Indian Mission - About


Shawnee Indians, along with many other eastern tribes, were moved to present-day Kansas in the 1820s and 1830s. Upon relinquishing their lands in the East, Shawnees received a large tract of land (about 1.6 million acres) west of Missouri in an area sometimes called the Great American Desert.  more

State Historic Site

The mission property was acquired by the State of Kansas in 1927 for operation as a state historic site. The Shawnee Indian Mission was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1968.



Anita Faddis, site administrator

Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation

The Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation supports the site through event planning and fundraising. For more information call 913-262-0867.

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