Pauline Sharp is a citizen of Kaw Nation and past vice-president of the Kaw Nation Cultural Committee. She tells the story of the Kanza (Kaw) people through the character of her grandmother, Lucy Tayiah Eads. Lucy was born in 1888 in a tipi on the banks of Little Beaver Creek in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). She was the adopted daughter of Chief Wah-Shun-Gah who served as principal chief of the Kanza from 1885 to 1908. Lucy attended Haskell Indian School from 1901 to 1908. In 1922 Lucy was elected Chief of the Kaw tribe – the first woman Chief of the Kaw. She served until 1934.

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Appropriate for ages: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

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Pauline Sharp

Pauline Sharp is a citizen of Kaw Nation and past vice-president of the Kaw Nation Cultural Committee. Sharp is a juried member of the Kansas Alliance of Professional Historical Performers and lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Doug Sharp.

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