The Osage Trail Legacy is more than a monument, it’s a history lesson. The Osage Tribe of Native Americans covered a wide range of territory in the American Midwest. The tribe traveled the Ozark Plateau region to hunt and trade. The Osage were legendary for their size, most being six feet or taller. The trails once used by the Osage are now bustling highway systems that include Interstate 44 and Route 66.
The monument is situated just off I-44 at Exit 208 at the Cuba Visitor Center. Access to the monument is inside the Visitor Center. Visitors can watch a documentary about the tribe and see artwork by famed artist George Catlin. This is one of the largest sculptures ever dedicated to the Osage Nation. Father and son team, Glen and Curtis Tutterrow designed and created the monument as a way to pay homage to the Osage people and their legacy.