Learn about the Osage PeoplePast & Present
The story of the Osage is a story of our people, but also a story of the land, of survival and spirituality, of family and community, and of America and the human experience.
Teachers may find an overview of grade levels and subject areas here.
See also: Osage/Flint Hills Lessons
Extensive placed-based learning activities about the tallgrass prairie region of Oklahoma and Kansas. All subjects & grade levels.
Overview of Osage Life
This unit provides four lessons regarding Osage history and culture that can be taught with the use of books for younger readers.
Osage People in the Past
Units B–G review major points in the rich history of the Osages, and catch a glimpse of their way of life.
Osage Nation Today
Units H‐N review modern Osage life and see how Osages have overcome the problems discussed in the previous section.
These lessons were originally created by the Osage Classroom Lessons Project in partnership with the Flint Hills Map & Education Program of the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas. We have also utilized digital materials from the Osage Culture Traveling Trunk Project in Springfield, Missouri. Other references are listed in the sources section at the bottom of the Fact Sheets or in the Teacher's Guides.
Our sincere thanks to all who helped make this project possible. For more information about our team, please visit the team page.
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