Kanza Woman

COUNCIL GROVE—Kaw Mission Historic Site presents the fifth program in the 2019 Kaw Mission Councils, “Kanza Women” by the Kaw Nation, at 2 p.m. June 22, 2019, 500 North Mission, in Historic Council Grove. The program will be held on the grounds of Kaw Mission and is sponsored by the Friends of Kaw Heritage. Please bring your own law chairs. For more information contact the site administrator at 620-767-5410; mark.brooks@ks.gov.


The women of the Kanza (Kaw) tribe played a crucial role in their society. Any endeavor into agriculture was accomplished by them. When the tribe hunted bison on the plains, the women butchered, jerked, and dried the meat and cared for the massive amounts of robes that were packed back to their villages. Women were responsible for assembling, moving, and disassembling the tipis that were used on these hunts. Learn more about the regalia they wore, their hairstyles, the wearing of eagle plumes or feathers, and many more customs.

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