Osage Lands Acknowledegment

June 2019

The Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office, in response to multiple requests for an appropriate acknowledgement of Osage lands for third-party presentations and events, requests the following be read to audiences:

"We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral lands of the Osage Nation. The process of knowing and acknowledging the land we stand on is a way of honoring and expressing gratitude for the ancestral Osage people who were on this land before us.”

This acknowledgement from the Osage Nation also familiarizes attendees/visitors with the cultures and histories of Missouri's indigenous tribes as well as their ties to this region:

“The Osage Nation encourages you to visit our Historic Preservation webpage to learn more about our history and visit the K-12 Lessons page to learn about the Osage people. The Osage Nation is currently engaged in the protection and preservation of one of our ancestral mounds, Sugarloaf Mound in south St. Louis. The Nation accepts donations to help support our effort to preserve one of the last remaining mounds in the St. Louis area by specifying Sugarloaf Mound support when donating to the Osage Foundation. We welcome you to visit the Osage Nation headquarters on our reservation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The Osage Nation respectfully requests that you honor our land, thank you."

Osage Lands Acknowledgement PDF version