People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Kansa of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 3,376

ROP3 Code: 104591
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: United States

Majority Located Where

  , OK - 1,428

They reside northwest of Tulsa City on the Osage Reservation.

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Brief Profile

The Kansa, also spelled Kanza and the Kaw Nation, are a federally recognized Native American tribe in Oklahoma. Their name means "People of the South wind".

Their tribal language is Kansa, also known as Kaw, is classified as a Siouan language. The state of Kansas derives it name from the name of this tribe. The name of Topeka, capital city of Kansas, is said to be the Kaw word Tó Ppí Ké meaning "a good place to grow potatoes."

"The Kaw language, almost lost with the death of the last of the full-bloods, is being revived through lessons beginning with elementary school children and includes weekly conversational lessons for adults and children." (Kaw Nation)

Their tribal headquarters is located in Kaw City, Oklahoma [P.O. Box 50, Kaw City, OK 74641; Main Phone Number: (580) 269-2552]. Their total tribal enrollment 3,126 with 1,428 residing in the state of Oklahoma.

A number of Kansa are evangelical Christians. They belong to Baptists and other non-denominational churches. Younger generations often neglect their Christian heritage and live a more secular lifestyle.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will call out Kansa people as missionaries to other unreached Native American peoples.
  • Pray that younger generations of Kansa will exemplify a lifestyle that is built upon a solid faith in Jesus Christ.

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