Rift grows over who should control Shawnee Indian Mission

The Shawnee Indian Mission West Building

The Shawnee Indian Mission's West building. File photo.

A battle is brewing over who should control the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway.

Fairway city officials this week pushed back against the Shawnee Tribe’s efforts to take over the historic site and say they have started meeting with Kansas lawmakers to lobby against transferring the land from the control of the state.