Who was Tenskwatawa? How a Shawnee tribal leader who resisted U.S. treaties ended up in KCK

Well before Kansas or Missouri were declared official territories, much less official states, dozens of Native American tribes called the land that...

December 2, 2022
12:00 PM

Well before Kansas or Missouri were declared official territories, much less official states, dozens of Native American tribes called the land that is now referred to as the Kansas City metro home. One reader asked KCQ — the collaboration between The Star and the Kansas City Public Library that seeks to answer Kansas Citians' questions about KC history and quirks — if we could uncover more information about the Native American tribes that used to live and still live in Kansas. The state is filled with Native American history and culture, and there is no way we could do it all justice in one story.

Kynala Phillips