Ozawkie, Jefferson County

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Title

Ozawkie, Jefferson County

Subject

A Small Community Stays Afloat:
Ozawkie, Jefferson County, Kansas

Description

Originally named "Osawkee" it is believed that this Indian Village was named in honor of the Chief of the Sak (Sauk) tribe. Perhaps, you have been told that the name means, "People of the Yellow Earth", where "Wa-sae', meaning yellow, plus 'ah-Kee meaning earth". However, contradicting statements argue that the name actually means, "People of the Outlet", in reference of the Sauk Tribe's Saginaw Bay, Michigan origin.

Creator

Pamela Milleret

Publisher

The Chapman Center For Rural Studies

Date

Fall 3011

Rights

The Chapman Center For Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

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Geolocation

Citation

Pamela Milleret, “Ozawkie, Jefferson County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed September 19, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/78.