Ak'a Onikashin ga · People of the Southwind Historical

Ak'a Onikashin ga · People of the Southwind Historical (HM1T39)

Location: Larned, KS 67550 Pawnee County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 11.293', W 99° 8.481'

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The Kanza Indians left their homelands east of the Mississippi River during the 1600s. They settled into what is today the northeast part of Kansas. Waterways provided sustenance for their people and were part of the tribe's culture. The success of western routes of travel, such as the Santa Fe Trail, and American demand for land in the West forced the Kanza to relocate several times.
Lifeways Change
By the 1720s, the Kaw people were labeled the Kanza by European Americans. The name Kanza or Kansas applied to the people, waterway, and later, the territory and state. In forced moves, more than 1,600 Kanza were relocated to areas near Council Grove, Kansas, by treaties that each reduced reservation size in 1825, 1846, and 1859. The final, forced move to Oklahoma occurred in 1872.
Living Heritage
The Kaw Nation maintains its connection to the waterways with programs that work to protect natural resources. Its rich cultural heritage — past, present, and future — is preserved through education, showcasing tribal arts and artifacts, promoting cultural activities and workshops, and serving as a cultural resource.
The Kaw Nation is headquartered in Kaw City, Oklahoma. The tribe has grown to over 3,000 people and provides its citizens with many social, cultural, and health care benefits under
the governance of the Kaw executive and general councils.
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HM NumberHM1T39
Series This marker is part of the Santa Fe Trail series
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Placed ByThe Kaw Nation and the National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 487621 N 4226707
Decimal Degrees38.18821667, -99.14135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.293', W 99° 8.481'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 17.58" N, 99° 8' 28.86" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)620
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near KS-156, Larned KS 67550, US
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