In a few moments another horseman joined him, and they took the trail toward the kaw reservation.
Fort Riley is about ten miles from Manhattan, at the forks of the kaw.
He had built a dozen missions, lying all the way from the Columbia to the kaw.
I rented a tent and pitched it on an island in the middle of the kaw, or Kansas River.
To the left the kaw came down with far swifter current than it has in its course below, from its far-away source in Colorado.
Fording this, they drove into the rough, new settlement of Manhattan, lately built at the junction of the Blue and the kaw rivers.
This was in kaw township, twelve miles west of Independence, where the Colesville branch was locating.
Thus wearily passed the month of June of 1856, on the south bank of the kaw River.
The town that had changed its name was laid out at the confluence of the kaw and the Big Blue.
Caudal, kaw′dal, adj. pertaining to the tail: having a tail or something like one.