Kaw Mission

Kaw Mission

The Kaw Mission is more than just a museum that tells the story of the building that was home and school to thirty Kaw boys from 1851–1854 – it is a tribute to the Kaw (or Kansa) Indians, who gave our state its name. The Kaw lived in the Neosho Valley for less than thirty years when, despite an impassioned plea by Chief Allegawaho, the U.S. government removed the Kaw to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Learn more about Chief Allegawaho, the Kaw Indians, others who lived in the area, and their stories when you visit the Kaw Mission.