Kansa Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes.

Chedunga. A subgens of the Chedunga gens of the Kansa.

Chizhuwashtage (chizhu peacemaker). The 15th Kansa gens, the 7th on the Yata side of the tribal circle.

Dakanmanyin (walks shining). A subgens of the Han gens of the Kansa.

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Han (‘night’). A Kansa gens. Its sub-gentes are Hannikashinga and Dakanmanvin.

Hangatanga (‘large Hanga’). A Kansa gens.

Hangnikashinga (night people ). A subgens of the Han gens of the Kansa.

Husada (legs stretched out stiff ). A subgens of the Khuya gens of the Kansa.



Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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