Missouri was the ancestral home of several native tribes, among them the Osage who were one of the most revered and feared tribes in the Midwest. The early nineteenth century brought the arrival of the European pioneers whose hunger for land and a place to raise their families created a clash of cultures, causing sorrow for both. The small town of House Springs, Missouri is one such place that began with a tragedy. Yet traces of the lives that were lived and lost on these grounds are preserved in the names that mark our towns and streets.
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