This mural at the Missouri State Capitol shows the signing of the treaty.
November 10, 1808: The Osage Treaty was signed at Fort Clark, near present day Shibley, giving Americans a huge advantage over the English in the western territory. In the treaty, the Osage Nation ceded all the land east of the fort in Missouri and Arkansas north of the Arkansas River to the United States.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.