Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas

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Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

The Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas is one of three federally recognized tribe of Kickapoo people. The other Kickapoo tribes are the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas and the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma.

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The Kansas Kickapoo owns a gymnasium, day care center, senior center, and the Kickapoo Nation school, which teaches grades from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Reservation

The Kickapoo Indian Reservation in Kansas is located in Brown County in western Kansas. The reservation is approximately five miles by six miles in size or 19,200-acres.

Government

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas is headquartered in Horton, Kansas. The tribe is government by a democratically-elected Kickapoo Tribal Council. The current administration is as follows.

  • Chairman: Steve Cadue
  • Vice-Chairman: Lester Randall
  • Treasurer: Bobbi Darnell
  • Secretary: Adolph Cadue
  • Member: Bill Simon
  • Member: Russell Bradley
  • Member: Tina Wahwasuck
  • Language

    The Kansas Kickapoo speak English. Formerly they spoke the Kickapoo language, which is a Fox language, part of the Algonquian language family.

    Economic development

    The tribe owns and operates the Golden Eagle Casino, buffet, and snack bar, located in Horton.

    History

    Kickapoo people traditionally lived near the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers in Wisconsin until the mid-17th century. After the War of 1812, two Kickapoo groups moved to Missouri. In 1832, they signed the Treaty of Castor Hill and moved to Kansas. Later some Kickapoo groups moved south to Oklahoma, Texas, and Nacimiento, Mexico.

    The tribe created a government under the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act.

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