Wyandot National Burying Ground

  • Address: 7th and Ann Street, Kansas City, KS 66101
  • Phone: (913) 321-5800
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  • Stroll the picturesque grounds of the Wyandot National Burying Ground formally known as the Huron Indian Cemetery, established in 1843 after the forced migration of the Wyandot Nation from their homes near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Many of the Wyandot Nation succumbed to typhoid and cholera and were carried across the confluence of the Kaw and Missouri rivers to sacred ground. Many members of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas still reside in the area. For more than 100 years, the property has been a source of controversy between the federally recognized Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, which wanted to sell it for redevelopment, and the much smaller present-day Wyandot Nation of Kansas, which wanted to preserve the burying ground. It is believed that there are 400 - 600 bodies buried in Huron Indian Cemetery, though only a small number of the graves are marked.