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Lewis and Clark in Kansas, June 26-July 9, 1804Wyandotte Constitution, created July 5, 1859, became the state constitution.Buffalo Soldiers served in the Ninth and 10th cavalries and operated from several Kansas forts

Our encyclopedia of Kansas history offers stories of people, places, and a wide ranges of topics from our state’s past. Most of the articles are written by the Kansas Historical Society; but we invite your submissions to add to these narratives. Browse by people, place, or theme, or several sub-categories.

Here are some popular topics that can help you begin your discovery of Kansas history.

Kaws or Kansa People - who gave our state its name

Kansas - an overview from early times

Kansas-Nebraska Act - that created the territory in 1854

Kansas Territory - an area that spanned from Missouri to the foothills

Kansas State Constitution - also called the Wyandotte Constitution for the location of constitutional convention where it was approved

Kansas Symbols - flowers, animals, reptiles, marches, even dirt

Bleeding Kansas - the turbulent time of Kansas Territory from 1854 to 1861

Notable Kansans - 25 people who were influential in the state's history

Notable Events in Kansas History - 12 major events that impacted our state today

Entry: Kansapedia

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: January 2016

Date Modified: January 2016

The author of this article is solely responsible for its content.