The Tribes of Missouri Part 1: When the Osage & Missouria Reigned

Two groups with distinct cultures emerged from our region’s first residents to dominate this land. Worshipful and warlike on an untouched landscape, the Osage and the Missouria did more than live here. For centuries, they ruled.

May 11, 1824

St. Regis Seminary opened. This was the first Roman Catholic institution in America to be founded for the higher education of American Indians.