Homeland of the Kanza Indians - Atchison, Ks.
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N 39° 33.710 W 095° 06.828
15S E 318410 N 4381260
This marker is one of four in a granite pavilion in the Veterans Memorial Park - Commercial Street and River Road in Atchison, Ks.
Waymark Code: WMTCRA
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/02/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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This marker is one of four in a granite pavilion in the Veterans Memorial Park. The pavilion is north of the veterans memorials and the pavilion overlooks the Missouri River. The text of the marker reads:

As early as the 1600s, the Kanza (or Kaw) Indians migrated from their home east of the Mississippi River and up the Missouri River into what is now northeastern Kansas. In the 1700s, the Kanza occupied two villages on the west bank of the Missouri: one on Independence Creek in present-day Doniphan County and the other near present-day Fort Leavenworth.

In the early 1800s, the Kanza lived in the Kansas River valley. Two treaties, one in 1825 and another in 1846, forced them to give up their northeastern Kansas lands. The 1,600 Kanza were relocated to a reservation near Council Grove.

In 1873, the Kanza, for whom the state is named, were removed from Kansas to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

By 2003, the Kanza numbered 2,647. Headquartered in Kaw City, Oklahoma, the Kaw Nation provides its members with social, educational, cultural, and health care benefits under the governance of the Kaw Executive Council.

Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park, 3 1/2 miles south of Council Grove, marks the tribe's last home in Kansas.

[Kaw Chief painting caption reads] Mon-Chonsia, or The White Plume, was recognized by Indian Superintendent William Clark and the Office of Indian Affairs as the principal chief of the Kanza nation in the St. Louis Treaty of 1825.

[Photo caption reads] Group of Kaw Indians in full dress, circa 1870.

[Background illustration caption reads] "Dog Dance" in a Kanza lodge at Blue Earth Village...

[Map caption reads] Kanza villages and agencies, 1724-1873.

Kansas Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission
National Park Service
Marker Name: Homeland of the Kanza Indians

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
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Marker Location: Atchison

Year Marker Placed: 01/01/2004

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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