Ojibway Indians of Kansas


What is now the State of Kansas, has long had an Ojibway population. According to Lewis and Clark, Chippewa People lived along the Headwaters of the Red River of the Mississippi River. That location is located in what is now the Panhandle of Texas. So Ojibway Indians of Kansas who were frequently called Chippeway during those times (1800-1900), lived along Red River or in Oklahoma and Texas, in 1804. Clark wrote his Estimate of the Eastern Indians while wintering at Fort Mandan in 1804-1805. His report about the Chipaway is about the Wichita People. Their territory extended from south of San Antonio to Kansas. So we know Ojibway Indians of Kansas were already living in Kansas long before the 1830's. That's decades before their 1838-1839 Exodus. By the time the Black River and Swan Creek Ojibways of Ohio and southern Michigan, migrated to Kansas and Oklahoma in 1838-1839, the Kansas region already had a large Anishinabe population. Today, there are still Ojibway Indians of Kansas, but they are not recognized by the Federal goverment as being an Indian Nation. However, most Ojibway Indians of Kansas, were forced to relocate to Oklahoma where they merged with the Cherokee of Oklahoma. They make up the majority of the Indian population of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. They also have three other Reservations in Kansas. They are listed below. The Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sac or Sauk, speak Ojibway according to Peter Jones who was an Ojibwa author from the 19th century. Read his 19th century book "History of the Ojebway Indians" to learn the truth. The Chippewa Kansas Reservation located in Franklin County was eradicated.



Kickapoo Reservation
Size: 19,200 acres
Population: It is 802 according to the 2010 census
Language: Ojibway

Prairie Potawatomi Reservation
Size: 121 sq. mi.
Population: It is 825 according to the 2010 census
Language: Ojibway

Sac and Fox Reservation (part of the Reservation is located in Nebraska)
Size: 23 sq. mi.
Population: It is 48 according to the 2010 census
Language: Ojibway

Delaware Muncie Tribe

Swan Creek and Black River Chippewas

United Tribes of Shawnee Indians

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