Location: 3904 NE Chouteau Trfy, Kansas City, MO 64117
The François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Monument is located on the west side of Chouteau Parkway, south of I-35, north of Parvin Road along the Chouteau Greenway near the Chouteau Rain Gardens.
This monument provides an historical interpretation destination that depicts the French trader François Chouteau and the Native Americans who founded the city when they built a trading post here in 1821. The François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Monument conceptually emulates the river bluffs where Rock Creek and the Missouri River converge through interpretive elements including limestone, river stones, lighting, and landscape. Renowned sculptor and Kansas City resident, Kwan Wu, was commissioned to create the four magnificent, larger-than-life sculptures in 2019. Three majestic sculpture statues perch atop the bluff depicting a trade encounter, while elsewhere, a Native American trapper stalks his prey.