Kansas, Sunflower State, KS(noun)
a state in midwestern United States
a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas
Kansas, Kansas River, Kaw River(noun)
a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa
A state of the central United States, bordering the Mississippi River to the west.
A state of the mid United States of America. Capital: Topeka.
a tribe of Indians allied to the Winnebagoes and Osages. They formerly inhabited the region which is now the State of Kansas, but were removed to the Indian Territory
Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind," although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans." For thousands of years what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue. When officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine if Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly, when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, sorghum and sunflowers. Kansas is the 15th most extensive and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the central State of the American Union; lies in the basin of the Kansas and Arkansas Rivers, between Nebraska on the N. and Oklahoma on the S., with Colorado on the W. and Missouri on the E. It is a rolling prairie, with a fine climate subject to occasional extremes, and a rainfall, except in some districts, sufficient; raises crops of grain and sugar, and affords excellent grazing ground. Pork and beef packing, flour-milling, and iron-founding industries are carried on. The State University is at Lawrence, an agricultural college at Manhattan, and good schools in every town. Previous to its admission to the Union in 1859 Kansas was the scene of violent conflicts between pro- and anti-slavery parties for five years. In the Civil War it joined the North. The capital is Topeka (31), and the largest other towns Kansas City (38) and Wichita (23).
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
One of the States of the United States, the thirty-fourth in order of admission. It lies between 37° and 40° N. lat., and between 25th meridian of long. and the western boundary of the State of Missouri, and is, geographically, the central State of the Union. It was organized as a Territory in 1854, and admitted into the Union January 29, 1861; and though it remained loyal during the civil war, yet many of its inhabitants took the field for the Confederate cause.
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Etymology and Origins
The Indian name for the river, signifying “smoky water”; afterwards applied also to the state.
The numerical value of Kansas in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Kansas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Kansas in a Sentence
I liken it to the Philadelphia Eagles losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in week two.
We really are 15 countries, and it's really remarkable that each of us thinks we represent the real America. The Midwesterner in Kansas, the black American in Durham -- both are certain they are the real American.
It looks quite a bit wetter next week in eastern Kansas and eastern Nebraska, (and) all of the western Midwest.
Today's decision appears to be based on an unprecedented interpretation of the Kansas constitution.
It is clear we have additional work to do to put Kansas on more secure financial footing and we look forward to working with the legislature to address higher than anticipated government expenditures, caused in part by court-ordered K-12 spending.
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