Claremore Mound

Site of battle of "Strawberry Moon" 1817, when Chief Clermont's Osage village was wiped out by Cherokees. This Osage band from Missouri had settled near the mound at insistence of fur traders of St. Louis. Osages became the wealthiest Indians in Oklahoma by discovery of oil 100 yrs. later on reservation 2 miles west of mound. Oklahoma Historical Society 169-1995
From US66 in Claremore, Oklahoma. West on Will Rogers Blvd./Hwy 88 for 5.4 miles.*
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