Charles Curtis
One of the residents of the Kaw reservation at the time of the Cheyenne Raid was eight-year- old Charles Curtis, who had been living with his maternal grandmother on the Council Grove reservation since 1866. Following this attack, Charles, who was one-eighth Kaw, made a journey to Topeka with a group of Kaw adults. Charles Curtis never returned to live with the Kaws, but went to establish a very successful political career. He held the office of U.S. Senator from Kansas for many years and was elected vice-president of the United States in 1928, serving in the administration of Herbert Hoover from 1929 to 1933. 

Charles Curtis was the first person born west of the Mississippi River to be elected vice-president and the only person of Indian descent to hold the nationís second highest office.