The Wyandot Indians were natives to this area and they purchased the land from Delaware.
The Wyandot Indians later disbanded and the Indians were given the option to stay and become United States Citizens. One of the famous tribe members was Nancy QUINDARO Brown Guthrie.
The town was named after her.
Because QUINDARO was close to the Missouri River it became an ideal location for helping slaves become free!!
Nancy used to hide slaves in the cistern on her property along with pillows, comforter and chair. She kept a washtub over the top to hide the opening to the cistern.
After the war the city was occupied with a number of freed slaves and abolitionists.
In the 1980's our city fought to keep the area from urban renewal and it became part of the Kansas Historical Society.
In 1862 classes were started for former slaves and became the QUINDARO Freedmans School. Later it was changed to Western University.
This area of Kansas City Kansas is rich in history and a major part of our nations freedom.
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