A great place to learn about traditional tribal cultural practices is at Native Neighbors of Freedom’s Frontier. This award winning event originated in 2012 with a Freedom’s Frontier Interpretive Grant to the Franklin County Historical Society to produce an event to recognize the significant history, culture and contributions of American Indians who lived in the Franklin County, Kansas.
The event was so popular, the Franklin County Historical Society reprised it in 2014 and expanded it to include all American Indian tribes who lived in Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. In 2016, Native Neighbors will move to Fort Scott.
In October 2016, Fort Scott National Historic Site and Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area will produce Native Neighbors of Freedom’s Frontier as a Freedom’s Frontier 10th Anniversary Signature Event. As the event nears, more information will be posted at www.freedomsfrontier.org.