Brown v. Board Of Education
National Historic Site,
- Site of a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared
state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students
California National Historic Trail, northeast Kansas
- Follow in the footsteps of over 250,000 emigrants who traveled to the gold
fields and rich farmlands of California during the 1840s and 1850s-the greatest
mass migration in American history.
Carrie Nation House,
- Home of temperance movement leader Carry A. Nation. She lived here from 1889
to 1902, and it was here that she began her personal crusade to shut down
saloons. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
Council Grove Historic District,
- Here, in 1825, the United States and the Osage Nation negotiated a treaty that
guaranteed safe passage through Osage territory to caravans on the
Santa Fe Trail. Providing water, feed, and timber, it later became a natural stopping
place on the trail.
El Cuartelejo, Scott City, Kansas
- This archeological district consists of more than 20 sites, mostly associated
with the Dismal River/Plains Apache culture, dating from about 1650 to
1750. The principal site is a pueblo ruin thought to have been built by Taos
Indians who sought refuge with the Apache during times of trouble with the
Spanish. It is the northeasternmost example of a pueblo in the country. The site
also illustrates Spanish explorations in the Great Plains that predates those of
the United States.
National Historic Site,
Larned, Kansas -
From 1860 until 1878, this was the most important fort guarding the northern
portion of the Santa Fe Trail. Abandoned, the fort became private property and
the center of a large ranching operation. It has been restored to the 1860s
period to serve as one of the nation's best-preserved mid-19th century western
military posts, consisting of one-story stone buildings are arranged around a
- This fort has been in continuous occupation by the United States Army since it
was first established in 1827 to protect caravans on the
Santa Fe Trail. It
played a pivotal roles in the Mexican and
National Historic Site, Fort Scott, Kansas
- This fort, established in 1842 and abandoned in 1853, served first as a
frontier outpost along the "Permanent Indian Frontier", then as a
garrison. During the
Civil War, the fort was a major focal point of black troop
activity and training.
Haskell Indian Nations University,
- Accredited university for members of federally recognized Native
American tribes, it was founded in 1884 as a residential boarding-school for
American Indian children.. A self-guided Walking Tour map is available that
features 12 campus buildings which are U.S. National Historic Landmarks.
Clark National Historic Trail, northeast Kansas
- Tracing the courses of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, the Lewis
and Clark National Historic Trail stretches through 11 states.
Peace Treaty Site,
In October 1867 U.S. peace commissioners concluded treaties with the southern
at this site that represent milestones in Government