COUNCIL GROVE, Kan., MEETING, 2012
Top left photo, from left to right, Allegawaho Park Manager Barb Stanbrough, Ken Bellmard, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Kaw Nation Chairman Guy Munroe. Top right photo, Bellmard with Brownback in front of the Monument to the Unknown Kaw Warrior. Bottom photos, a 2012 tribal meeting about a possible Allegawaho Heritage Park project.
Kaw Nation is constructing a dance arbor at Allegawaho Heritage Memorial Park in Council Grove, Kan. In 2012, Kaw tribal members discussed possibilities for a project at the park. In August 2013, the nation was awarded with a $350,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for a dance arbor. The dance arbor will feature a dirt arena with a precast drum circle in the middle, bleachers outside the arena and the standard metal roof. Behind the bleachers will be clan names cast in the concrete. A parking area will be created north of the arbor. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.