TOPEKA (FoxKansas.com) -- In an effort to publicly make amends to the state's indigenous Native American population, Gov. Sam Brownback has publicly apologized for how Kansas treated its Indian population in the past.
The governor signed a proclamation on Wednesday that expresses the state's regret as part of the Kansas 150th anniversary celebration.
The proclamation says a spirit of deception was prevalent during past interactions between the state and Native American tribes. The apology aims to make amends for those practices. According to reports, five tribes participated in the proclamation ceremony.
The tribes' representatives accepted the apology and expressed a desire for better cooperation in the future.
FoxKansas.com Staff Writer Alfred Charles contributed to this report. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.