Native Missouri at the Time of the Louisiana Purchase

5/27/2023 | Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site | Lawson, MO

This presentation uses Spanish and American records to explain the cultural tension and rapid changes that characterized Euro-American relations with the Osage, Missouria, Kansa, Ioway, Sac and Fox, Kickapoo, Shawnee, Lenape, and Illinois nations in the Missouri region from 1803 to the final extinguishment of American Indian titles in 1836. The program will demonstrate that each tribe had unique qualities and characteristics and will summarize the groups' impacts on Missouri history. Presenter Micheal Dickey will explain what happened to these tribes and remind us that they are still with us and not museum pieces. 

This presentation is sponsored by the Missouri Speakers Bureau. The Missouri Speaker Bureau is jointly organized and managed by Missouri Humanities and the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Presentation Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site is located at:

26600 Park Road N., Lawson, MO | 816-580-3387

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs