Native American Heritage

Kansas is home to indigenous populations whose history is embedded in the very soil of the state. Learn about the culture, traditions, and influences of native people through art, historic sites, museum artifacts, and more. Uncover the legacies of original Kansas tribes including Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kansa, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee, and Wichita.  Celebrate Native American culture by finding a festival or pow-wow near you. 

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