Pawhuska is located in central Osage County and is the county seat and largest community. The town began in 1872 when Osage Agent Isaac T. Gibson established the Osage Agency on Bird Creek in what was then, Indian Territory. The settlement was named in honor of chief Pa-hu-scah (White Hair), a chief of the Osage Tribe. The Indian Herald, the village’s first newspaper, was started in 1875, and the Pawhuska post office opened in 1876. America’s first Boy Scout Troop was organized at Pawhuska in 1909. Pawhuska is the Capital of the Osage Nation and is home to the Osage Nation Museum which is the oldest tribally owned and operated museum in the United States. Annual community events are the Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping and the International Round-up Club’s Cavalcade, the world’s largest amateur rodeo. Also, home of the Pioneer Woman Mercantile and the World Famous Buckin’ Flamingo.

The “BOOK” Tour – Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Prepare to experience a unique insight into the world of the Osage and see firsthand where history was made, based on a case in the 1920’s. Pawhuska is the home and Capital of the Osage Nation. Today Osage County is the home of over 3,000 Osage out of 22,000 in the Nation. These numbers are a far cry from what they should be, where as there are under 10 FULL BLOOD Osage still alive. All of this can be traced back to the 1920’s where the wholesale murder of the Osage began. The ripples in time from this dark myriad of events can still be felt and seen today. The Osage are a strong people and their Cultural Heritage is still alive and thriving here in the Osage Hills. The Pawhuska Guide will take you on a tour that will both entertain and enlighten. With complete respect for the Osage people.

We will visit some of the most prominent locations in Pawhuska that are mentioned in the book and give you an in depth knowledge into the Rich History that created this amazing town established in 1906 and the journey into the Present. Learn the History that made Pawhuska and the Osage people what they are today. Come experience all that Pawhuska has to offer with the Pawhuska Guide.

TOURS CANCELLED until further Notice, due to Health Concerns.


BOOK TOURS AVAILABLE EVERY SATURDAY! TOURS CANCELLED until further notice, due to Health Concerns.

Immerse yourself in the living history of the Osage and experience the unique perspective of a people that have endured the ultimate offense and yet continue to strive as a people with a rich cultural heritage. Learn about the RICH HISTORY that made Pawhuska what it is today and see where this amazing prairie city is headed for the future with the Pawhuska Guide.