Welcome to the Kaw Nation



  • The Clan Book-Kanza Language Project (location on the Language web page)
  • Shoemaker, Arthur, “The Road to Marble Halls”
  •  Kansas Historical Quarterly:
      1932, volume 1, number 2
      1934, volume 3, number 2  
      1936, volume 5, numbers 3-4
      1937, volume 6, number 3
      1938, volume 7, number 2
      1947, volume 14, number 4
      1950, volume 18, number 2
  • Texas Western Press, 1982, “Santa Fe Trail”
  • Unrau, William E., “The Kansa Indians,” University of Oklahoma Press, 1971
  • Parks, Ron, Series of articles written about the Kaw People, located on the Kaw Nation website, “Kansas Subsistence, 1858-1873”
  • Jack, Dan, “Collection of writings and research on the Kanza People,” located at the Kanza Museum Archives, Kaw City, Okla.
  • Carrie De Voe, “Legends of the Kaw”
  • Council Grove Republican, Kenneth W. McClintock, Feb. 8, 1940, “Indians Had the First Race Track”
  • Inman, Henry, “The Ranch on the Ox Hide,” 1881
  • Joliet, Louis (1646-1700), and Jacques Marquette (1637-1675), “People and Events”
  • Thompson, Robert L., “The Kanza Indian Village in the Independence Creek Valley”
  • Morehouse, George Pierson, “The Flood and The Creation of the Birds as told by the Kansa Tribe”
  • Morehouse, George Pierson, “The Kansa: a Proud People”
  • Masterson, V.V., “The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier,” 1952, 1978, University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Dorsey, Rev. J.O., Journals from Mission to Indian Country, Kansa, 1862, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Koplowitz, Bradford, “The Kaw Indians Census and Allotment,” Heritage Books Inc.
  • George, Mrs. A.E., “Kaw City’s Interesting Past: The story of Kaw City”
  • Dixon, Benjamin Y., “Furthering Their Own Demise: How Kansa Indians’ Death Customs Accelerated their Depopulation,” New York State University, College of Oneonta.
  • Finney, Frank, “Old Osage Customs Die with the Last Pah-hue-skah”
  • Time Line of Kaw Indians, 1650-2009, “Historical Society Kansas, Topeka, Kansas,” located at the Mission in Council Grove, Kan.
  • The American Naturalist: 1886, volume XX, number 3
  •   Bailey, Garrick, and Gloria A. Young, “Kansa”
  • Clark, Elmer, and Larry Eastas, Files on the full-blood conflict. Kanza Museum
  • Cox, Pauline, Papers from Lucy Eades, reestablishment of the Kaw Nation after desolation.

Art, drawings and photographs

  • Seymour, Samuel, “A War Dance in a Kanza Lodge,” 1819 artist’s sketch, located at Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, Kan.
  • Pi-Sing (Photograph), Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, “Kanza Warrior, 1868”
  • Washunga (Photograph), Chief of the Kaw, 1880, Washington, D.C.
  • George Catlin Collection, 472 pieces of art, Smithsonian Institution, Kaw/Kanza, 1832
  • All photos used in the timeline exhibit or booklet can be found in the Kanza Museum Archives.
  • Charles Curtis original photos can be found at the Charles Curtis Home Museum in Topeka, Kan.


Dollar, Clyde D.

  • 1977: “The High Plains Smallpox Epidemic of 1837-38,” Western History Quarterly, 8: 15-38
    Dorsey, James O.
  • 1885: “Mourning and War Customs of the Kansa,” American Naturalist, 19: 671-80
    Niles National Register
  •  1845: Nov. 1, “Fatal Malady of the Kaw Village,” 69-134
    Morehouse, George P.
  • 1904: “Along the Kaw Trail,” Transitions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 206-212
  • 1908: “The Kansa: or Kaw and Their History,” Transitions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 10: 327-68
    Thwaites, Reuben Auld
  • 1969: (1905) Original Journal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806, vol. 6, New York: Arno
    Unrau, William E.
  • 1971: The Kansa Indians: A History of the Wind People, 1673-1873, Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press.
  • 1973: “The Depopulation of the Degiha Siouan Kansa Prior to Removal,” New Mexico Historical Preview, 48: 313-328
    Wilmeth, Roscoe
  • 1958: “Kansa Village Location in the light of McCoy’s 1828 Journal,” Kansas Historical Quarterly, 26: 152-157
    Stubbs, A.W.
  • Grant’s Peace Policy, Kanza Museum Archives.
    Giffing, W.J.
  • 1902: “The Old Kaw Indians Village,” Manhattan Republic, Early Kansas History, Jan. 16, 1902
    Hand Book of American Indians, edited by Frederic Wolf Hodger
  • 1960: “North of Mexico,” pp. 597-599
    Powell, J.W., Bureau of Ethnology 
  • 1897: Fifteenth Annual Report, Washington, Government Printing Office.
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