Tribes to Commemorate Kansas 150 with Governor Brownback Next Week

November 08, 2011 –


TOPEKA — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Historical Society has announced that leaders of the Kickapoo Tribe, Prairie Band Potawatomi, Iowa Tribe, Sac and Fox Nation, and Kaw Nation will join the state in commemorating the sesquicentennial of Kansas statehood 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, at the Kansas Historical Society. The public is invited to attend.

The event will include a welcome from Chris Howell, executive director for the Kansas Native American Affairs Office, followed by posting of the colors by Prairie Band Post 410 Color Guard. Jennie Chinn, executive director of the Kansas Historical Society, will make remarks about Kansas 150 events. Governor Brownback will speak and present an American Bison from the state herd to each of the five tribes.

The Tribal Kansas 150 Commemoration is one of several events that are part of the Kansas 150 commemoration of statehood. Kansas was admitted to the Union January 29, 1861. For more information about Kansas 150 events, visit