Culture

Historic Preservation Office invites Osages to St. Louis area

The Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office will travel to Missouri to experience and appreciate the region’s cultural history related to the Osage people and is inviting 25 Osages to go.

The trip will take place March 18– March 22. The group will visit Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Big Mound, Sugarloaf Mound, the East St. Louis sites and Washington State Park. The Cahokia Mounds site is one of only 25 World Heritage Sites within the United States. ONHPO has chartered a bus for the trip and the group will be staying in a downtown hotel in St. Louis. All meals will be provided during the trip. The trip is limited to 25 guests, 18 years or older. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Jen Whitte at jwhitte@osagetribe.org or (918) 287-5520 if you would like more information.

Heritage sites are very often associated with oral tradition and origin stories, trails or pilgrimage routes, gathering and offering areas, habitation sites with structure, artifacts, petroglyphs or pictographs, observatories and sacred calendar sites, among other types of culturally important places.

Important dates to remember:

Registration opens: Dec. 1, 2012
Registration closes: March 1, 2013
Orientation Meeting: To be determined