Kaw Nation

Santa Fe Trail Kaw Nation exhibit Council Grove
Exhibit - We Lived Along the River


The Kaw Nation once lived along the rivers in northeastern Kansas. The waterways were a key aspect of their daily life and culture. As more people headed west, either for trade or to settle, the Kanza were yet again forced to move, this time to Indian Territory, in present-day Oklahoma.

We Lived Along the River, 1.2 MB pdf

Exhibit - People of the Southwind


The Kaw Nation faced land reduction and removal several times during the era of the Santa Fe Trail. This exhibit focuses on the survival of Kaw language and culture.

People of the Southwind, 450 KB pdf

Last updated: January 8, 2018

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