Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( Kansas)|
|English, formerly Kickapoo|
|traditional tribal religion, Native American Church, Drum religion|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Kickapoo people and
Fox, Sauk, and Shawnee people
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.
The Kansas Kickapoo owns a gymnasium, day care center, senior center, and the Kickapoo Nation school, which teaches grades from kindergarten through 12th grade.
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: Bill Simon
- Treasurer: Bobbi Darnell
- Secretary: Adolph Cadue Jr.
- Member: Lester Randall
- Member: Russell Bradley
- Member: Tina Wahwasuck
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.
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