Kaw Nation

Kaw Nation

About Kaw Nation

The Kaw Nation (or Kanza) are a federally recognized American Indian tribe in Oklahoma. They come from the central Midwestern United States. The tribe known as Kaw have also been known as the 'People of the South wind', 'People of water', Kansa, Kaza, Kosa, and Kasa. Their tribal language is Kansa, classified as a Siouan language. The toponym ''Kansas'' was derived from the name of this tribe. The name of Topeka, capital city of Kansas, is said to be the Kaw word meaning ''a good place to grow potatoes.'' The Kaw are closely related to the Osage Nation, with whom members often intermarried. The Kaw Nation's headquarters is in Kaw City, Oklahoma, and the tribal jurisdictional area is within Kay County, Oklahoma. The elected Chairman is Guy G. Munroe, currently serving a four-year...'

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