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RCHS Program/Annual Meeting: Kanza Chief Lucy

Date: 10/15/18
Time: 6:30 p.m. dinner (resevation) ca. 7:15 program
Location: Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park, 1710 Avery Ave

The Riley County Historical Society will hold its fall dinner meeting /Annual Meeting Monday October 15, 2018 at Pottorf Hall, 1710 Avery Avenue, CiCo Park.  The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $12.00 and reservations must be made by October 8, 2019 by calling 785-565-6490.  Cowboy Chicken will cater rotisserie chicken, baked sweet potato, garden salad, rolls and butter.


Around 7:15 p.m. Pauline Sharp will give the first person presentation “Chief Lucy-First Chief of the Kanza.”  The program is free and no reservation is necessary for that part of the evening.


Pauline's grandmother, Lucy Tayiah Eads, was a full-blood Kaw born in a teepee on the banks of a river in Oklahoma Indian Territory in 1888. Lucy and her younger brother, Emmett, were adopted by Chief Wahsungah, according to Indian custom of that time. In 1922, her grandmother was the first and only woman to be elected Chief of the Kaw Nation.


Pauline Sharp is a member of the Kaw Nation and Vice Chair of the Kaw Nation Cultural Commission and a former Board member of the Mid America All Indian Center in Wichita, Kansas.  Pauline is a daughter-in-law of Jim Sharp, member and former Board member of the Riley County Historical Society.


Riley County Historical Society Board elections will also be held.


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