We acknowledge that the land on which K-State Libraries stands is the ancestral home of the Kanza (Kaw, Kansa) people, neighbors to the Osage and Pawnee people.
The Great Plains of Kansas also served as bison hunting grounds for many other Native nations.
Additionally, Kansas was the temporary home for many other tribes, such as the Delaware, who were moved through this land by the U.S. government.
Currently, Kansas is still the home of four Native nations:
- Ioway – Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska,
- Kiikaapoi – Kickapoo Nation of Kansas,
- Shkotani “Prairie People” – Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation,
- and Ne ma ha ha ki – Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska.
We remember because they remember