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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Huron Indian Cemetery

I recently added a new location to my list of favorite spots in the Kansas City area. The Huron Indian Cemetery is a spectacularly serene patch of elevated land in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. With its elegant trees and aged grave markers, the site exudes a sense of tranquility.


  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger MoxieMamaKC said…

    It has a rather interesting history. It was almost turned into a parking lot. Google search Lyda Conley and find out about why she guarded her parents graves with a shot gun and about the 7 generation curse she'd put on anyone who disturbed the cemetery. She's fascinating....

  • At 2:17 PM, Blogger bgo said…

    I have a distant ancestral cousin who is buried there. A white man who lived the life of an Indian. Too much story for elaboration here. His name was John Van Meter.

    This is a brief description:

    There were several white or partially white people living among the indians of the Sandusky River region before Bowe came, but most of them moved on with the indians when they were forced west. Among these were Elizabeth Whitaker, Robert Armstrong, William M'Collock, John Vanmeter, Isaac & Sarah Williams, Joseph Williams, Rachael (Williams) Nugent, Mrs. Walker, John H. Walker and William Spicer, as named in the treaty of 1817, and also Jacob Knisely. The reviled renegade Simon Girty also lived in the region for a number of years. (Vanmeter & the William's are buried at the Huron Cemetery, Kansas City, which is the Wyandot National Burial Ground.)


    Van Meter was my mother's name.

  • At 10:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sad thing. My long distance cousin John Vanmetre is buried under the parking lot, sad. Great history. There is no more respect left for the past. So many lessons can be taught from it. Sad.


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