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Kansas County Data


The county is named after the Wyandotte (a.k.a. Wyandott or Wyandotte) Indians.  They were called the Huron by the French in Canada, but they called themselves Wendat.  They were distantly related to the Iroquois, with whom they sometimes fought.  They had hoped to hold off movement by white Americans into their territory and had hoped to make the Ohio River the border between the United States and Canada.

One branch of the Wyandot moved to the area that is now the state of Ohio.  They generally took the course of assimilation into Anglo-American soceity.  Many of them embraced Christianity under the influence of missionaries.

They were transported to the current area of Wyandotte County in 1843, where they set up a community and worked in cooperation with Anglo settlers.  The Christian Munsee also influenced early settlement of this area.

They Wyandot in Kansas set up a constitutional form of government that they had devised in Ohio.  They set up the territorial government for Kansas and Nebraska.  It was one of their own who was elected as territorial governor.

Wyandotte County has a single township.  They cities of Bonner Springs, Kansas City, and Lake Quivira are considered governmentally independent and are excluded from the census figures for the township.

TOWNSHIPS

Delaware, Prairie, Quindaro, Shawnee

CITIES

Kansas City, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Lake Quivira, Rosedale

 

 

Wyandotte County, Kansas Data

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History

Birth Records

Marriages

Cemeteries

Military

Churches

Native Americans
County Seat Newspaper Items
Death Records Obituaries
Directories Schools
Divorces Taxes

Government

 

UPDATES

August 2015 ~ Newspaper Item
June 2015 ~ Bio, Marriages, Newspaper Tidbits & Obits
April 2015 - Obits

  


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