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30 Nisan 2013 tarihinde yayınlandı. Gösterim: 1680

HISTORY OF KAMAN

When we examine the names of the villages in Kaman, whose foundations were laid by the various tribes of Oguz people, we see that this place has a close connection with the Oguz people. Twenty-four tribes of the Bügüz and Kargan Oguz are included. It is also known that the name “Çağırkan” was among the clan names found in Oguz people.  

Therefore, some sources indicate that the name “Kaman” originated from Shamanism, which was the first religion of the Turks, but there is no certainty about this. However when the meaning of the word is considered, it means “sky”.

Another narration states that this name comes from the Kuman people, which were established after the Hittites, who lived around the Kızılırmak River between 1200-2200 B.C.

The information gathered in the excavations that have been continuing for years in Kaman-Kalehöyük shows that Kaman has hosted different cultures for centuries. 

In Kalehöyük, which is within the boundaries of the town of Çağırkan, which is 8 km from the county of Kaman, findings that were dated to the years 3000 B.C. were uncovered in the excavations that have been carried out since 1986 and settlements were identified from the Old Bronze Age until the Ottoman Period. However it is thought that layers that belong to the Chalcolithic Ages will also be discovered in the works to be continued in the future.  

Kaman became under Anatolian Seljuk State administration after the Malazgirt War of 1071 and it became under the rule of Ottoman Empire in the following periods. After the War of Independence started, the members of Representative Committee came to Kaman together with Ataturk and stayed as guests in the home of Sergeant Bektaşoğlu Ali, who was among the notables of Kaman at that time. The Representative Committee members talked about the bad situation that the country had fallen into and asked for support for the War of Independence. They were met with close interest and support from the people of Kaman and they left Kaman the next day.

When we look at the more recent history, we see that it became a sub-district center and municipality in 1913. It became a county on September 1, 1944. It became connected to Ankara in 1954 as a result of the fact that Kırşehir became a county. After three years Kırşehir became a province and then it became connected to Kırşehir as a county.