Chouteau Heritage Fountain

The Francois Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain project will honor those who first settled and traded in the area that would become Kansas City. This magnificent monument/fountain will celebrate Chouteau–the founder of Kansas City–and the Native American’s of the area.

Three heroic-sized, bronze statues, depicting a trade encounter between Chouteau and two Native Americans, will be perched atop a rock structure resembling the Missouri River Bluffs. Water will flow over the bluff and into a “river” along the base.

The same year Missouri was admitted to the union, Chouteau established a trading post along the Missouri River on its western frontier. Together we will celebrate our bicentennial events in 2021.

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