FINALLY!!! The bugs are worked out of the layout, and our site is back in play! Check back often because you'll see a lot of new information on this site in almost every category!
The site is rolling out in phases.
Phase I - Basic Formatting: Implementing the new drop down menu feature, breaking the site into individual sections and providing access to new materials (a HUGE influx of new documents!)
Phase II -Additional Features will be Added:
Email Update List: Visitors can sign up for automatic updates when material has been added to wyandot.org
Search Function: will help viewers find the data they need
Java and Web Widget Galleries: viewers will be able to view historic photos and other archival data
The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is proud to be a member nation of the Wendat Confederacy. The Confederacy consists of the four contemporary tribal entities descended from the original Wendat/Ouendat Nation.
The historic Wendat Confederacy was in effect before our people were visited by Viking explorers and was reaffirmed on August 27, 1999 in Midland Ontario by the leaders of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas, Wyandott Nation of Oklahoma, Wyandotte Nation of Anderdon and the Huron Wendat of Wendake.
At one time, we lived and thrived as one people, one nation in one land that we called Ouendake. Today, while we are divided into four nations, we remain one people - gathered in a collective confederacy.
The Wendat Confederacy
The Wendat tree of brotherhood has sent out four strong roots to form four nations, each on separate and growing in different directions, yet each adding strength to the whole. These four roots feed the branches of our families and clans so that the Wendat people may endure and flourish through ten more generations. May we sit in the shade and watch the council fire as we meet together to affirm the bond of the Confederacy. May our hearts be pure and our minds clean as we act in a manner that will bring honor to the ancestors and hope to our children.
The Wendat Peacemaker once outlined the path toward unity. Leaders were admonished to never disagree seriously among themselves, for to do might cause the loss of rights of their grandchildren. May we always cultivate feelings of friendship, love, and honor for each other so that the good tidings of Peace and Power of Righteousness will be our guide.
May our leaders endeavor to serve each nation in a manner that will bring peace, happiness and prosperity for all the people. May the thickness of our skin be seven spans - which is to say the span should protect against anger, offensive actions, and criticism. May our hearts be full of peace and good will and our minds filled with a yearning for the welfare of the people of the Confederacy. With endless patience, may we fulfill our duty, and may our firmness be tempered with tenderness and compassion. May neither anger nor fury find lodging in our minds; and may all our words and actions be marked by calm deliberation.
Finally, if any nation of the Confederacy should ever need help. let it call out the others to come to its aid. We vow to attempt to work together in a way that the embers of long ago council fires may be fanned into a flame of kinship, culture and love that will warm countless generations of Wendat people.