Kansas Indian Reservations

Kansas Indian Reservations (HMV6E)

Location: Bonner Springs, KS 66012 Wyandotte County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.437', W 94° 52.084'

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When the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, many different Indian nations occupied what is now the United States. European settlement gradually resulted in many of these native peoples being pushed to the west.

In 1825 the U.S. government resolved to move tribes remaining in eastern states to lands west of the Missouri River. Treaties were made and 30 tribes were assigned reservations in what is now eastern Kansas. Historically, these tribes are referred to as "emigrant Indians" because they were asked to give up their homelands and "emigrate" to new lands.

This marker stands on land once assigned to the Delawares. The Wyandots lived to the east. South were the lands of the Shawnees, Potawatomis, Ottawa, Miamis, and Chippewas. North were the Kickapoos. The tribes were assured that "so long as the sun shines and water runs down hill," this land would remain theirs. This was not to be. Two generations later, land-hungry settlers forced new treaties causing Native Americans once again to be displaced, this time to present-day Oklahoma. Northeastern Kansas remains home to four Indian reservations inhabited by members of the Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Sac and Fox, and Iowa tribes.
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HM NumberHMV6E
Series This marker is part of the Kansas: Kansas Historical Society series
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Marker Number2_MARKER_NUM
Placed ByKansas State Historical Society & Kansas Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 338479 N 4330343
Decimal Degrees39.10728333, -94.86806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.437', W 94° 52.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 26.22" N, 94° 52' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 126-142 Wy-Co Park Rd, Bonner Springs KS 66012, US
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