Indian Linguistic Families of Kansas

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The Indian Linguistic families represented in Kansas may be separated into two principal divisions or heads:

  1. Native Linguistic Families
  2. Emigrant Linguistic Families

The Native Linguistic Families were:

  1. Algonquian
  2. Caddoan
  3. Kiowan
  4. Shoshonean
  5. Siouan

The Emigrant Linguistic Families were:

  1. Algonquian
  2. Iroquoian
  3. Siouan
  4. Tanoan

The tribes native to Kansas were enumerated as follows:

  1. Arapahoe
  2. Cheyenne

Of the Caddoan Linguistic Family:

1. Pawnee

  1.  Grand Pawnee
  2.  Republican Pawnee
  3.  Tapage Pawnee
  4.  Loup Pawnee

2. Wichita

Of the Kiowan Linguistic Family:

  1. 1. Kiowa

Of the Shoshonean Linguistic Family:

  1. Comanche

Of the Siouan Linguistic Family

  1. Kansa
  2. Osage

The Emigrant tribes of Kansas are enumerated as follows:

  1. Chippewa
  2. Delaware
  3. Kaskaskia
  4. Kickapoo
  5. Miami
  6. Munsee
  7. Ottawa
  8. Peoria
  9. Piankishaw
  10. Pottawatomie
  11. Sac and Fox
  12. Shawnee
  13. Stockbridge
  14. Wea
  15. Brotherton

Of the Iroquoian Linguistic Family:

  1. Cayuga
  2. Cherokee
  3. Oneida
  4. Onondaga
  5. Seneca
  6. St. Regis
  7. Tuskarora
  8. Wyandot

Of the Tanoan Linguistic Family:

  1. Tigua of Picuris

Of the Siouan Linguistic Family:

  1. Iowa
  2. Missouri
  3. Otoe
  4. Quapaw

MLA Source Citation: Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Jan 13th, 2015

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