Wyandot County, Ohio
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An Indian Governor
The governor of Nebraska, it is stated, has Indian blood in his veins.  His father was captured, when a child, by the Wyandot Indians, and married a half-blood Wyandot girl. He was born in Wayne Co., Michigan, in 1800.  The Governor, William Walker, is her son.  He was educated at Kenyon College, Ohio.  He was 17 years postmaster at Upper Sandusky, Ohio.  In 1836, he was elected chief of his nation, the Wyandots.   In 1843, he removed with them to their new home west of the Mississippi, and on the 26th of July, of the present year, as our readers already know, was elected Provisional Governor of Nebraska. [The Portage Sentinel, (Portage, OH) October 12, 1853]


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