Visit the monument to Native American leader, Opothleyahola and the special section on Opothleyahola in the LeRoy library.


Outdoor exhibit, Dusk to Dawn.
Additional information in LeRoy Library (across street from Memorial Building at 725 Main St, 620-964-2321). Hours: Mon & Wed, 8:30 am - 6 pm; Tue, Thur, Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am - noon.

Contact Information

700 N Main St,
LeRoy, KS 66857
Phone: 620-964-2245

Location Type

Interpretive Signs

Site Info

Learn about the courageous leader, Opothleyahola, who brought thousands of Indians and a significant number of African-Americans out of Confederate Indian Territory into free-state Kansas during the cruel winter of 1861-62. Find out about this little known but important part of early Civil War history through interpretative signage.

Stories & Comments

Randall Freeman  |  on 6/25/2017

Would like to visit and pay my respects. I named my son after this great man. He truly was and is the heart of the Mvskoke Nation. When visiting Mvskoke Nation in Okmulgee Oklahoma when you open the front door you see his bust. You have a presence there that is a feeling of what true greatness feels like.

Vince Barrows  |  on 6/25/2018

Opotheyahola bust carving possibly. Cindy Amato's mother Loice Firmature acquired this circa 9-20-1985, during a family visit to Uncle Joe Foster in Okmulgee Oklahoma, from Muscogee Creek Nation Chief Chuck Wilson.
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