Redux: Tribe Fights For Shawnee Mission

Apropos for #TBT . . . We remember "Chief Iron Eyes" Cody and his contribution to the local discourse that offered good intentions but might seem sketchy in retrospect . . . As do most things.

Accordingly, here's an update on a recent Golden Ghetto fight over history . . .

"The Shawnee Tribe is seeking to take control of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, saying the historic site is deteriorating and in need of millions of dollars in repairs.

"But city officials dispute some of the key findings of a tribe-commissioned report, foreshadowing a potential battle over one of Johnson County’s most recognizable landmarks as tribal leaders press state lawmakers to transfer ownership of the site."

Read more via links . . .

Shawnee Tribe seeks control over Indian Mission in Fairway, says historic site is in 'deep distress'

A report commissioned by the Shawnee Tribe concluded up to $13 million in restoration and repairs are needed at the longtime Native American boarding school. But the city of Fairway, which is responsible for maintaining the site, says it has no plans to transfer ownership.

Another report details need for significant cultural, structural updates at Shawnee Indian Mission

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway needs serious repairs but there's some conflict as to who should be in charge of it. The Shawnee Tribe released two documents this week they say back up their concerns about the state of the Mission and why they should be the entity to see it into the future.

Disagreement over future of Shawnee Indian Mission ownership continues with letter describing condition of property

The Shawnee Tribe on Wednesday added another layer to a growing dispute over the best caretaking strategy for one of the state's oldest and most historically significant landmarks.The development could lead to strong debate in this year's Kansas legislative session about the future ownership of the Shawnee Indian Mission, also

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