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In 1843, Wyandots were removed from their land in Upper Sandusky, Ohio as a result of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act.  In July of 1843, roughly 700 Wyandots began their own trail of tears from Ohio to Kansas. My 3rd great-grandmother was 14 years old when she made the difficult journey. I was raised knowing I am Wyandot and the stories of my ancestors. 

My Wyandot name is  Yarǫnyewáʔe  meaning holding the sky.  I am Wyandot, of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas and of the Big Turtle Clan.

Louisa Libby, Vice President of the Council of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas; Coordinator of the Historical Archives and Oral History Project