Introduction to Native
Americans in Kansas
I started this while doing genealogy on my wife's family. I feel that I
should preserve and pass on to others what I have gathered.
I cannot understand why the Tribes don't have History and Culture
Centers to preserve their History , and make it available to others.
Any Indians you find in the Federal Census before 1900 were Citizens
, living off the
Reservation and paying taxes.
Reservation Indians were not counted in the Federal Census until
the 1900 Census. And that is the best place to find Tribe and Blood
When looking at the Indian names , don't get hung up on the exact
spelling. Use phonics to sound it out . Some of the spellings are quite
You cannot tell much about the date of birth, as with most people of
that era they did not read or write and numbers didn't mean much to
them. They may vary by five years.
When working with the Kickapoo , you will need to check the Sac and Fox
and the Iowa in Brown Co. Ks as some of them married each other and
moved from one
reservation to the other.
There are Indian records .
ancestry.com now have the Indians records on line 1885-1940
I hope these records help with your research.
I used http://www.ancestry.com/ for a lot of my research.
Good luck and good hunting
Don L. Knarr