Osage Culture Traveling Trunk

The Historic Preservation Office, with the assistance of
the Traditional Cultural Advisors (TCA) Committee,
consulted with professors and graduate students at
Missouri State University to create a one-of-a-kind
traveling trunk to educate the people of Missouri about
the Osage Nation.

The Osage Culture Traveling Trunk contains Osage Nation approved materials about the history, language, and culture of the Osage. This includes hands-on education materials appropriate for elementary through high school level students, as well as for any adults willing to learn. The main goal of the trunk is to foster cross-cultural understanding throughout ancestral Osage territory in Missouri.

The Osage Culture Traveling Trunk is a living project, which means the staff of the Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office and Missouri State University will continue to contribute and expand the trunk as it reaches wider audiences. Many thanks to the diligent students and staff of Missouri State University, as well our other partners who made the trunk a reality. ​Funding for the Osage Culture Traveling Trunk was received from Missouri State University, the Osage Nation, the History Museum on the Square, and ​the Missouri Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Check out the trunk website to see photos, take a peek at the trunk’s contents, and learn more about this exciting outreach project! Please direct all inquiries about borrowing the trunk to the contact information given on the website.