Wyandot Indians

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<p>The Wyandots were allies of the French until British traders moved into Ohio Country circa 1740. The French pushed the British out of Ohio, and the Wyandots became allies of the French again until the British victory in the French and Indian War. But as French trading posts turned into British forts, the Ohio tribes banded together to fight the British in Pontiac's Rebellion in 1764. During the American Revolution the Wyandots fought for the British against the Americans. When the British surrendered, the American Indians were left to fight the Americans on their own. </p>
<p>According to the Anglo-American historical record, the Wyandot were regarded as fierce warriors. Colonel William Crawford led an expedition against the Wyandot town at Upper Sandusky in 1782. His army was defeated and the Wyandot captured Crawford and burned him at the stake. Anglo-American lore holds that General Anthony Wayne once ordered Captain William Wells to go to the American Indian town at Upper Sandusky and bring in a prisoner who could tell them about the American Indians' plans. Captain Wells replied that he &quot;could bring in a prisoner, but not from Sandusky, because there were none but Wyandots at Sandusky and they would not be taken alive.&quot; </p>
<p>General Anthony Wayne defeated the Wyandots and other Ohio American Indian peoples at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794. The Wyandot surrendered most of their lands in Ohio with the signing of the Treaty of GreenevilleGreenville. Lands in Southeastern Michigan and Northwestern Ohio were ceded with the Treaty of Detroit in 1807. </p>
<p>In 1842, under the increasingly aggressive U.S. Indian Removal policy, the Wyandots were made to give up their claims to their reservation at Upper Sandusky. The treaty also required the Wyandot to sell their land for less than its fair market value. In 1843 the United States government sent the Wyandot off to a reservation in what became Wyandotte County, Kansas. The Wyandot purchases these lands from the Delaware. The Wyandot were the last American Indian group to formally leave Ohio (although it should be noted that at least some members of almost all American Indian peoples with historic ties to Ohio remained in the state during the period of removal.) After the Civil War, the Ohio Wyandot were removed to Oklahoma. </p>
<p>Tarhe and Leatherlips were notable Wyandot leaders.</p>