The greenways built by Great Rivers Greenway around the confluences of the great Mississippi, Missouri, and Meramec Rivers and the many waterways that flow into them are located in present-day St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County.
The land where the greenways are located is the ancestral land of the Osage people who have a strong connection to this land and for whom it is sacred, and the confluences of the waterways around the region are powerful and sacred places for the Osage people. Many other tribes have also lived on or used this land for hunting, trading, sacred practices, or were forced to relocate from their homelands to this region. Indigenous Peoples are an important part of the St. Louis community today. We honor their stories and ongoing contributions to our community.