Explore the history of the Wyandot Nation in this outdoor exhibit and cemetery in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas.


Hours

Outdoor exhibit, Year-round, Dawn-dusk

Contact Information

N 7th & Ann St
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-321-5800
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Location Type

Interpretive Signs
National Register of Historic Places

Site Info


This is an historic cemetery that was established in 1843 after the forced migration of the Wyandotte Nation from their homes near Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

According to history, nearly 700 Wyandots began their journey to Kansas. While camped along the Missouri river, an illness overcame many of them. The dead were carried across the river to a high point, which overlooked the Kansas and Missouri rivers.

The location of this old Indian burial ground is known today as the Huron Indian Cemetery. It was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places on July 1, 1977 and placed in the National Register of Historic Places on September 3, 1971.

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