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Media Mogul Ted Turner to attend Osage Nation celebration of Bluestem Ranch acquisition

Media Mogul Ted Turner will be present at the Osage Nation celebration of the Bluestem Ranch acquisition on Aug. 24.

“We seek to preserve, protect and sustain the land,” Standing Bear said in a news release.

The land will officially change hands on Aug. 24 and the celebration will be located at the Bluestem Ranch near Hominy.

Standing Bear said to Turner the land would help reconnect the youth of the Osage Nation with their culture and the history of the land where their ancestors lived, hunted and thrived.

According to a news release, the Osage Nation arrived to what is now Osage County from their former reservations in Missouri and Kansas in 1871. The final home of the Osages consisted of an area of 1,470,559 acres. The Osage held the land together in one parcel until it was divided into individual parcels by federal law in 1906. For years Turner, founder of CNN and Turner Broadcasting, has owned 43,000 acres of former Osage land. 

Attending the Bluestem Ranch acquisition will be Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, Osage Nation dignitaries, tribal members, Chiefs and representatives of other federally recognized tribes, state and federal government officials.

Directions from Tulsa

Go north on Highway 75 to Highway 20. Take Highway 20 West through Skiatook and Hominy to County Road 5675/Thompson Rd. (37.2 miles). Go north on County Road 5675 for 3.4 miles and the location will be on the left.

Directions from Pawhuska

Go west on Highway 60 from Pawhuska approximately 14 miles. Turn left onto County Road 5701/4551 and go south for 7.1 miles. Turn left onto County Road 5705 and go east for 2.5 miles. The road curves and becomes Bill Morris Rd. Continue on Bill Morris Rd. for 3.5 miles to County Road 5451. Turn left onto County Road 5451 and go south for approximately .8 miles to County Road 5675. Turn right onto County Road 5675 and continue south for 3.2 miles and the location will be on the right.