State/Province
Indian Territory (now Kansas)
Country
United States of America
Alternate Names
Kaw River

Kansas River

Summary

Begins at convergence of Smoky Hill and Republican rivers and ends at confluence with Missouri River near Kansas-Missouri border.1 Mormon missionaries arrived in area to teach American Indian tribes, by Jan 1831.2 After 1830, Shawnee Indians dwelt on south side of Kansas River at its mouth, and Delawares dwelt on north side where river flowed through newly appointed Indian lands west of Missouri border.3

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