From Kansas to Home: A Cultural Experience
The Cultural Walk is a cultural event that commemorates the 1871 final move of the Osage people from Kansas to the modern day Osage Reservation. The walk takes place at the Mullendore Crossbell Ranch in the far Northeast corner of Osage County. This site was chosen because of its historical significance. The ranch is exact location of the trail where most of the Osage people who came to Oklahoma from Kansas first crossed over into Osage County.
The idea of a commemorative walk first came about in 2008, and in October of 2009 the 1st Annual Cultural Walk was held. It started out as an interdepartmental collaborative effort to give Osages from across the country the opportunity to learn something about Osage history and to experience Osage culture.
The Walk itself is an overnight camping trip that culminates with a 3 mile hike from the original 1871 historic marker to the Crossbell Ranch, ranch house. At the ranch house the Mullendore Family provides a catered meal for all attendees. Other activities on the Cultural Walk include a traditional Osage meal cooked over an open fire, Indian Dice, an Osage handgame, s’mores, and storytelling.
9th Annual Cultural Walk
When: October 21 - 22, 2017
Where: Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center
Registration is open from August 21, to September 22, 2017
2017 Registration Packet for Cultural Walk. Link below.