Repair Stolen Bronze Statue - Osage Indian Woman

Please help us restore the stolen and damaged Osage Indian Woman bronze statue back to the François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain located in Kansas City, North. The statue was stolen around August 3rd and has been recovered with extensive damage.

The fountain was the vision of Keith Nelson, a local historian, neighborhood activist and fountain enthusiast, who wanted to honor Chouteau and the American Indians. The initial fundraising campaign started in 2016 and the first phase was completed when sculptures were installed in April 2020. On July 24th a celebration commemorating Missouri's Bicentennial and Francis Chouteau, who came up the Missouri River and set up a fur trading post in the area in 1821 and is considered to be the founder of Kansas City. Unfortunately less than two weeks after the celebration, thieves stole the Osage Woman statue.

There is still an ongoing fundraising campaign to complete the second phase of the fountain project which will include the water feature. It is regrettable we now need to raise funds to restore the stolen and damaged statue.

You can make a difference and assist us in restoring the Osage Indian Woman by making a donation today to The City of Fountains Foundation.

Your support is greatly appreciated.



Jim Fitzpatrick
Merriam, KS
The City of Fountains Foundation
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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