The story of the meeting of these two cultures in Council Grove is told
in a graphic and three-dimensional form at the Kaw Mission State Historic
Site. Here in the early 1850s,
Methodists attempted to educate Kaw boys as a means of folding the
Indians into the Euro-American culture.
The Kaw Mission story reflects
the universal themes of two cultures in historical collision, the lethal
impact of this collision on the native peoples, and the modern
re-integration of the Kaws and their stories into the tribe's ancestral
home near Council Grove.