The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission

The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission (HMWAV)

Location: Highland, KS 66035 Doniphan County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 51.84', W 95° 13.769'

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The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission was one of many Indian missions built in what is now Kansas between 1820 and 1862. Established in 1837 by Reverend Samuel and Eliza Irvin and Reverend William and Julia Hamilton, the mission was sponsored by the Presbyterians.

By 1856 the mission had forty-four students, half were Iowas and the rest were from the Blackfoot, Sioux, Pawnee, and Sac and Fox tribes. Most of the children were orphans. The mission's goal was to discourage tribal ways and make the Indians self-sufficient Christian farmers.

The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission became an orphanage in 1863. It closed its doors in 1868.
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 309306 N 4415041
Decimal Degrees39.86400000, -95.22948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.84', W 95° 13.769'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 50.40" N, 95° 13' 46.14" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42 Elgin Rd, Highland KS 66035, US
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