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2016 Current Events
The State of the Kaw Nation in 2003Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:30 – 3:00pm.Betty Durkee, Historic Preservation Officer, Kaw Nation in 2003. Video and refreshments in the Education Center

 

Friends of Kaw Heritage General Membership 
Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 21, 2:00 pm

The Kanza, Captain Jack, and the Vice Presidency

Presented by: Mark Brooks, Kaw Mission Site Administrator

Includes the showing of the documentary, "Our Charley, the Early Years of Vice President Charles Curtis."


Kaw Councils 2016

Wild Cows and Bad Horses: Tales from the Flint Hills
Sunday, April 3, 2pm
Presented by: Jim Hoy, Author and English Professor at Emporia State University

In God We Trusted: Kansas Pioneering
Sunday, April 10, 2pm 
Presented by: Roy Bird, Author

The Gilcrease Museum
Sunday, April 24, 2pm
Presented by: Jim Pepper Henry, Executive Director of the Gilcrease Museum 

in Tulsa, Oklahoma


The Santa Fe Trail: The Sibley Expedition
Sunday, May 1, 2pm  
Presented by: Steve Schmidt, Historian

Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park
Sunday, May 15, 2pm  
Presented by: Tribal Citizens of the Kaw Nation

Tribal citizens of the Kaw Nation will present a program at Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park Dance Arbor. The presentations will include a trail “walk and talk”, the history of the Park area and an exhibition type dance.

There will not be any cost for this program as it not at the Kaw Mission.This will be a great opportunity to visit the park and learn more about the Kaw Nation.  A special thanks to the Kaw Nation.


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Washunga Days Festival
June 18-19
Powwow at New Dance Arbor at Allegawaho Park


Voices of the Wind People
September 16 and 17, 8 pm

This beautifully presented story depicts the changes affected by two vastly different cultures. As the Kaw Indians were being relocated and European American settlers were beginning to populate Council Grove on the Santa Fe Trail, the dynamics of these two cultures co-existing proved to be intense. For photos and ticket information visit the website.


Community Band and Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 14th, 6:00 pm


KAA Fall Fling

October 21-23

KSHS Highway Archeologist Tricia Waggoner will be guiding continuation of the work that was started at the 2016 KATP field school. The site has had no previous archeological investigations. KAA volunteers helped conduct a metal survey of the Mission grounds. Though the work ended after only two days, the results were very promising. It is clear that there are intact cultural features on the grounds and that more work is needed.


Christmas Open House
Thursday, December 1, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The State of the Kaw Nation in 2003Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:30 – 3:00pm.Betty Durkee, Historic Preservation Officer, Kaw Nation in 2003. Video and refreshments in the Education Center

 

2015 Events

Kansas Day Commemoration
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:30 – 3:00pm.
The video, The Kaw Nation: State of the Nation in 2003, will be shown in the education center at the Kaw Mission State Historic Site. Featuring Betty Durkee, Historical Preservation Officer for the Kaw Nation in 2003.
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ends of Kaw Heritage General Membership 
Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 8, 2:00 pm
The Kaw Nation: Then and Now 
Presented by Elaine Dailey Huch, Kaw Nation Chair.
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Kaw Councils 2015

Kanza Culture: Regalia and Kaw Culture
Sunday, March 29, 2pm
Presented by: Ken Bellmard, JD, Director of Government Relations, Kaw Nation.
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Forensic Anthropology, Tribal Historic Preservation and the Kaw Nation
Sunday, April 12, 2pm 
Presented by: Crystal Roberts Douglas, Museum Director and Historic Preservation Officer, Kaw Nation.
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Chris Pappan: Homecoming
Sunday, April 26, 2pm
Presented by: Chris Pappan, Kaw Artist
An exhibition of his artwork will be shown in the Kaw Mission education center after the presentation.
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The Kanza Language: Then and Now
Sunday, May 3, 2pm  
Presented by: Justin McBride, Director, Kaw Language Program, Kaw Nation.
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Dedication of Kaw Nation Dance Arbor
Saturday, April 25, 3:00 pm
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Washunga Days Festival

June 19-20
Powwow at New Dance Arbor at Allegawaho Park
Friday, June 19  6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 20  6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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Annual Band Day Concert
August 


Annual Holiday Open House 

December 




 2014 Programs

Kansas Day Commemoration
Saturday, January 25, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Showing of Sunflower Journeys DVDs on Indians of Kansas.


Friends of Kaw Heritage General Membership Annual Meeting
Sunday, February 9, 2:00 pm
Hello the House! is a dramatic play about Shawnee Indian Mission founder the Reverend Thomas Johnson on the night he was murdered in 1865. Johnson’s murder remains an unsolved mystery. Performance immediately follows the annual general membership meeting of the Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc.   Flier
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 Kaw Councils 2014

Indian Peoples, Trade, and Ecological Change on the Great Plains, 1780-1870
Sunday, March 23, 2:00 pm
Presented by James Sherow, KSU history professor.  Learn about the extensive trading networks that connected Indian peoples to international markets.  This transformed their culture for the better and the worse.
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Excavations at the Fool Chief's Village
Sunday, April 6, 2:00 pm
Presented by Tricia Waggoner, KSHS Highway Archeologist.  Presentation is a brief overview of excavations at the Fool Chief's Village near Manhattan, KS.
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Defeat of the Plains Indians in Kansas
Sunday, April 27, 2:00 pm
Presented by Leo E. Oliva, Santa Fe Trail Historian. This presentation examines the conflict of cultures between Euro-Americans and Plains Indian tribes in Kansas, including an overview of the "Indian Wars" with focus on why the tribes were defeated and driven from Kansas. 
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Products of the First Kansans
Sunday, May 4, 2:00 pm
Presented by Donald Blakeslee, Wichita State University Archeologist.  By exploring prehistory, Blakeslee will show how the nature and definition of work has changed over time and across cultures by examing the products of their labor and the artifacts they left behind.
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The Darkest Period:  The Kanza and Their Homeland, 1846 - 1873.
Sunday, June 1, 2:00 pm
Presented by Ron Parks, author and past director of the Kaw Mission State Historic Site.  Ron Parks will read a few pages and provide commentary from his recently published book, The Darkest Period: The Kanza Indians and Their Last Homeland, 1846-1873.  There will be a book signing after the presentation.
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Lecture, Guided Tour of Art Exhibit, and Reception
Sunday, June 8, 2:00 pm
Presented by: Arthur Short Bull, Oglala Lakota Watercolorist
Exhibit Open to the Public - Wednesday, June 11 through Saturday, June 14; 1:00 p.m.-4p.m.
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Washunga Inter-Tribal Pow Wow
June 20 - 21

Inter-Tribal Powwow Friday and Saturday.  Events on Saturday include Washunga Days Parade, Heibert's Dulcimers, and a Native American Flute Player.

 

Voices of the Wind People
September 19th and 20th, 2014 at 8 pm

An historical drama tells the historically accurate story of the clash of two cultures, Native American and Euro-American, in the historic setting of Council Grove, Kansas on the Santa Fe Trail. The two main characters, Chief Allegawaho, the Kanza (Kaw) Chief and Seth Hays, Council Grove’s first Euro-American resident, narrate this compelling story.
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2013 Programs

Kansas Day Commemoration
Saturday, January 26, 2:00 pm
KTWU's Sunflower Journeys "Civil War in Kansas" video will be presented.  Local historian Kenneth McClintock will discuss the war in Morris County.
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Investigating the Blue Earth Village Site
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 pm
Blue Earth Village was a large Kaw Nation community in southwest ottawatomie County in the early 1800s.  Dr. Donna Roper will present an update on the investigations and research conducted at the site.  Presentation immediately follows the annual general membership meeting of the Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc.
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Kaw Councils 2013

The Civil War in Kansas
Sunday, April 7, 2:00 pm
Presented by Debra Goodrich Bisel, author and historian.  Topics include the raid on Lawrence, the Pottawatomie massacre, the exploits of John Brown, and the war's effect on the hopes and dreams of settlers.
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Thaddeus Stevens: The Man Who Went Toe-to-Toe with President Lincoln
Sunday, April 21, 2:00 pm
Presented by Steve Germes, educator and historical reenactor.  First person portrayal of the U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania in his tenacious and confrontationall dealings with Abraham Lincoln.
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Kansas Women, Work and the Civil War
Sunday, May 5, 2:00 pm
Presented Diane Eickhoff, author and historian. Employment opportunities for women expanded as men went to war.  Notable Kansas women will be included in the presentation.
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Santa Fe Trail and the Civil War
Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm
Presented by Lee E. Oliva, Santa Fe Trail historian.  Related events on the Santa Fe Trail will be highlighted, including Bleeding Kansas conflicts, battles, and an analysis of the "war within a war" between the U.S. government and the Plains Indians.
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Washunga Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow
June 21 - 22
Inter-Tribal Pow Wow Friday and Saturday.  Events on Saturday include Washunga Days Parade, Heibert's Dulcimers, and a Native American Flute Player.
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Exhibit Unveiling at Kaw Mission Historic Site
June 22, 3:00
Two new exhibits at Kaw Mission Historic Site tell how the success of western routes of travel forced the Kanza (Kaw) to relocate several times.  More...