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Kansa Indian Gentes

The Kansa gentes as given by Dorsey (15th Rep. B. A. E., 230, 1897) are:

  1. Manyinka (earth lodge)
  2. Ta (deer)
  3. Panka (Ponca)
  4. Kanze (Kansa)
  5. Wasabe (black bear)
  6. Wanaghe (ghost)
  7. Kekin (carries a turtle on his hack)
  8. Minkin (carries the sun on his back)
  9. Upan (elk)
  10. Khuva (white eagle)
  11. Han (night)
  12. lbache (holds the firebrand to sacred pipes)
  13. Hangatanga (large Hanga)
  14. Chedunga (buffalo bull)
  15. Chizhuwashtage (Chizhu peacemaker)
  16. Lunikashinga (thunder being people)

These gentes constitute 7 phratries.