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Kaw Nation Enrollment

The tribe was of the Siouan linguistic stock; and Kansa, or Kansas, is a Siouan word which means Wind People or People of the Southwind.

Kaw Nation Citizenship

Kaw Nation Citizens are basically the same as citizens are to other nations. This department handles all aspects of citizenship from maintaining vital records of old and new citizens alike.


Citizenship requirements are defined in Article III of the Kaw Nation Constitution ratified-2011. The primary requirement is a demonstrated line of ancestry from one or more individuals listed on the 1902 Kaw Indian Allotment Roll.