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The Kaw (Kanza) Nation: People of the South Wind - Discussion

Date and Time: January 13, 2019, 2:00 PM CT

Location: Kinsley Public Library, 208 E 8th St, Kinsley
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Introduction by Leo Oliva, History Professor, Fort Hays State University

Learn about the Kaw (Kanza) people, from with Kansas derives it's name.

Pauline Sharp (Kaw), tells the story of her grandmother, Lucy Tayiah Eads, who was born in Indian Territory in 1888, and later became the first woman chief of the Kaw in 1922.

Historian Ron Parks examines the existence of the Kanza people, including the effects of Euro-American policies, and their fate on the reservation near present-day Council Grove.

This event is part of "Kansas Indians: Walking Paths of Yesterday and Today," a public discussion series examining the social and cultural traditions of Native American tribes in Kansas. Support for this project is provided by the Mariah Fund.

Contact the Kinsley Library to register.

Sponsored by: Kinsley Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Joan K. Weaver
(620) 659-3341


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