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American Indian History

Southern Cheyenne Tipi in the Kansas Museum of History, TopekaDiscover the stories of the tribes who call Kansas home.

Kansas Museum of History - Extensive exhibits on Kansas history, including its earliest peoples.

Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site - This mission was established in 1845 by the Presybterian church to house and educate the children of the Iowa and Sac & Fox.

Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site - Spirits of the past fill this 1820s earth lodge exhibiting fascinating artifacts from the powerful Pawnee nation.

Kaw Mission State Historic Site - Encounter the history and culture of the Kaw (Kansas) Indians and the Santa Fe Trail.

Grinter Place State Historic Site - Visit the 1862 farmhouse of Moses and Annie Grinter, who traded with her people, the Lenapi (Delaware) Indians.

Shawnee Mission State Historic Site - Explore some of the oldest buildings in Kansas at this school for Indian children.

Pawnee Rock State Historic Site - Gaze across the Santa Fe Trail from this vantage point used by tribes and travelers.