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Indian name sought for Kan. building
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001

The Kansas Legislature and other civic groups are supporting a proposal to name the state office building in Topeka after Charles Curtis, the only American Indian to have served as Vice President of the United States.

Curtis, who was Kaw, served under President Herbert Hoover from 1929 to 1933. Despite his top position, the government still managed his trust assets because, like other Indians, he was considered a "ward."

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Two groups debate title for new Topeka building (AP 11/15)

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