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Quindaro

Kansas

74

Quindaro was a Wyandot Indian town named after Nancy Quindaro Brown, Wyandot Chief Adam Brown’s daughter.

This progressive town was founded by combining the land allotments of thirteen Wyandot families, with the express intention of providing Kansas with a temperance town and Freeport on the Missouri River.

The town was a success during its early existence, boasting a steam saw mill, large hotel, and large docking and shipping capabilities. The Underground Railroad operated in the Wyandot settlement and was run by abolitionist tribal members.

Today, Quindaro is one of the richest archaeological sites in the Midwest, and the Wyandot Nation is working with partners in preserving the historic town site and ruins.