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Ancestral homeland: In the Ohio Valley

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Kaw Nation
P.O. Box 50
Kaw City, OK 74641
Phone: 1.580.269.2552
Fax: 1.580.269.2301

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Population: 1984: 1,064 enrollment.

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1804-06: Lewis and Clark Expedition made contact with the tribe

1820-1846: Lost most of their land in what is now Kansas and Nebraska

1846: Assigned a reservation at Council Grove on the Neosho River in Kansas

1850: Methodist Church established and built a mission.

1859: About half of the reservation of Council Grove was ceded to the United States

1873: New reservation in Indian Territory (Kay County, Oklahoma)

1902: Lands were allotted

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Agencies[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agency

Location of

Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M 234 RG 75 Rolls

Roll Number




Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls

Roll Number




Kaw Pawnee Agency, 1871-1964 Fort Worth 659-68 199, 317-28, 337-43 579746-753
Kaw, Kansas Ft. Leavenworth, Agency, 1824-47 Washington D.C. 330-03 -
Kaw, Kansas Osage River Agency, 1847-51 Washington D.C. 642-51 -
Kaw,Kansas Potawatomi Agency, 1851-55 Washington D.C. 678-95 -
Kaw, Kansas Kansas Agency, 1855-76 Washington D.C. 364-70 -
Kaw, Indian Territory Osage Agency, 1874-80 Washington D. C. & Fort Worth 633-41 -

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Tribally owned: 183.50 acres. [1]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Pawnee Agency, M595, births and deaths 1924-1932, FHL Film: 579750

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2 page 225

Bibliography[edit | edit source]