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