TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Leaders of five Indian tribes plan to join
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback this week for a commemoration of the
150th anniversary of the state's admission to the union.
The event is set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kansas State
Historical Society in west Topeka.
Participants will include leaders from the four tribes with
reservations in Kansas _ the Iowa, the Kickapoo, the Prairie Band
Potawatomi and the Sac and Fox.
Also joining them will be representatives from the Kaw Nation,
now based in northern Oklahoma. The Kaw were a prominent tribe in
what became Kansas, but treaties before statehood in 1861 reduced
the tribe's lands and its members were pushed into Oklahoma after
the Civil War.
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