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This bibliography supplements the documentary sources catalogued in the WHDA database. It is not intended to be comprehensive.

Armstrong, Lucy. In the matter of the petition of Trustees of the Wyandotte Methodist Episcopal Church. U.S. Congress, 36th Congress, 2nd session. House Report 104 (July 1, 1859):1692.

Barbeau, C. Marius. Huron and Wyandot Mythology, Memoir 8. Ottawa: Department of Mines, Government Printing Bureau, 1915.

Beatty-Medina, Charles and Melissa Rinehart, editors. Contested Territories: Native Americans and Non-Natives in the Lower Great Lakes, 1700-1850. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2012.

Bowes, John P. Exiles and Pioneers: Eastern Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West. Studies in North American Indian History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Bowes, John P. Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.

Buss, James. "The Long Looked for Storm," in Winning the West with Words: language and conquest in the lower Great Lakes, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2011. Pp. 73-96, 248-54 notes.

Buss, James. "The Politics of Indians Removal on the Wyandot Reserve, 1817-1843," in Beatty-Medina and Rinehart, Contested Territories, (2012), Pp. 167-94.

Chittenden, Hiram Martin. The American Fur Trade of the Far West. Linconln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1986 [originally published in 1935].

Clarke, Peter Dooyentate. Origin and Traditional History of the Wyandotts. Toronto: Hunter, Rose, 1870.

Clifton, James A. "The Re-emergent Wyandot: A Study in Ethnogenesis on the Detroit River Borderland, 1747," in The Western District: Papers From the Western District Conference, Edited by K.G. Pryke and L.L. Kulisek, Windsor, Ontario: Essex Country Historical Society and Western District Council, 1983.

Connelley, William E. The Provisional Government of the Nebraska Territory and the Journals of William Walker. Lincoln, Nebraska: State Journal Company, 1899. Reprinted by Stauber Books and Gregath Publications. Available on-line at: Provisional Government

Curnoe, Greg. Edited by Frank Davey and Neal Ferris. Deeds/Nations. London, Ontario: London Chapter, Ontario Archaeological Society Occasional Publications #4, 1996. Note: Biographical synopses of names found on southwestern Ontario land surrenders of the 18th and 19th centuries. Includes indexed name variants, totem signatures, texts of speeches, maps, sources and images of surrenders #2, #6, #7, #21, #25, #29.

Day, Richard E., compiler. Calendar of the Sir William Johnson Manuscripts in the New York State Library. Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Volume 40, no. 69, part 2. Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1909. Available on-line at: Sir William Johnson Papers in the New York State Library

Divine, Lloyd Eldon Jr. On the Back of a Turtle: Mythology, Tradition, and History of the Wyandot People. The Little Turtle Edition. Akron, Ohio: 48 Hour Books, 2016/2017. Privately distributed.

Dunnigan, Brian Leigh. Frontier Metropolis: Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001.

Elliott, Charles. Indian missionary reminiscences, principally of the Wyandot nation in which is exhibited the efficacy of the Gospel in elevating ignorant and savage men. New York: Published by Lane & Scott for the Sunday-School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1837. (Re-issued in 1850.)

Elliott, Richard Robert, trans. "Huron Mission of Detroit: Account Book of Father Peter Potier, S.J., 1733-1751,"Magazine, 1891. Uncertain citation. Probably included in Toupin (1996).

Farley, Alan W. "Annals of Quindaro: A Kansas Ghost Town," Kansas Historical Quarterly 22.4 (Winter, 1956):305-320. Available on-line at: Annals of Quindaro

Finley, James B. The History of the Wyandott Mission at Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Cincinnati: J.F. Wright and L. Swormstedt, 1840.

Furtwangler, Albert. Bringing Indians to the Book. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

Garrad, Charles. Petun to Wyandot: The Ontario Petun from the Sixteenth Century. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2014.

Gates, Paul W. Fifty Million Acres: Conflicts Over Kansas Land Policy, 1854-1890. New York: Atherton Press, 1966.

Harrington, Grant W. Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas. Merrians, Kansas: np, 1935.

Johnson, Sir William. The Papers of Sir William Johnson. Prepared for publication by the Division of Archives and History. Albany, The University of the State of New York, 1921-65.

Karpinski, Louis C., Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan Consituting an Historical Atlas of the Great Lakes and Michigan, 1931.

Kinietz, W. Vernon. The Indians of the Western Great Lakes, 1615-1760. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1940.

LaBelle, Kathryn Magee. Dispersed but Not Destroyed: A History of the Seventeenth-Century Wendat. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013.

Malin, James C. The Nebraska Question, 1852-1854. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1953.

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections. Index to major topics: Excerpts.

Miner, Craig and William E. Unrau. The End of Indian Kansas: A Study of Cultural Revolution, 1854-1871. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1990. (Originally published in 1978.)

Nurse, Andrew. "“But Now Things Have Changed”: Marius Barbeau and the Politics of Amerindian Identity," Ethnohistory 48.3 (2001): 433-472. Available on-line at: But Now Things Have Changed.

O'Dell, Larry. "Wyandotte (town)," The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Available on-line at: Wyandotte (town).

Oliphant, J. Orin, ed. "The Report of the Wyandot Exploring Delegation, 1831," Kansas Historical Quarterly 14.3 (August 1947):253-260. Available on-line at: Wyandot Exploring and Wyandot Exploring.

Parker, Robert Dale. Changing is Not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.

Peace, Thomas and Kathryn Magee Labelle, eds. From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migrations, and Resilience, 1650-1900. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.

Pearson, Bruce L., ed. Huron-Wyandotte Traditional Narratives. Yorkshire Press: Columbia, South Carolina, 2001.

Poirier, Jean. La Toponymie des Hurons-Wendats. Quebec: Commission de Toponymie de Quebec, 2001.

Potier, Pierre. Huron Manuscripts from Rev. Pierre Potier's Collection. Fifteenth Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, 1918-1919. Toronto: Clarkson W. James, 1920.

Powell, John Wesley. "Wyandot Government: A Short Study of Tribal Society," [1881] The American Indian and the United States: A Documentary History. Edited by W.E. Washburn, pp. 1803-11. New York: Random House 1973.

Ryan, Luke Cramer. "'The Indians Would be Too Near Us': Paths of Disunion in the Making of Kansas, 1848-1870," PhD dissertation, The University of Arizona, 2009. Available on-line at: The Indians Would be Too Near Us

Smith, Robert E. Jr. "Wyandot Indians, 1843-1876," PhD dissertation, Oklahoma State University, 1973. 

Speck, Frank G. "Some Huron Treaty Belts," Museum Journal, vol. 2, no. 1 (March 1911), Available on-line at: Penn Museum https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/some-huron-treaty-belts/

Sprenger, Bernice Cox, Guide to the Manuscripts in the Burton Historical Collection. Detroit, Mich.: the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, 1985.

Steckley, John. "The Clans and Phratries of the Huron," Ontario Archaeology, no. 37 (1982): 29-34, Reference 1982a.

Steckley, John. "The Cord Tribe of the Huron," Arch notes, Newsletter of the Ontario Archaeological Society, no. 6 (1982): 15. Reference: 1982b.

Steckley, John. "How the Huron Became Wyandot: Onomastic Evidence," Onomastica Canadiana 70 (1988): 59-70.

Steckley, John. The Eighteenth-Century Wyandot: A Clan-Based Study. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.

Stockwell, Mary. The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2015.

Sturtevant, Andrew. "Jealous Neighbors: Rivalry and Alliance among the Native Communities of Detroit, 1701-1766," Doctoral dissertation, Department of History, College of William and Mary, 2011.

Sturtevant, Andrew. "'Inseparable Companions' and Irreconciliable Enemies: The Hurons and Odawas of French Detroit, 1701-38,"Ethnohistory 60.2 (2013): 219-43.

Tanner, Helen H. "Historical Report for Appraising Value of Wyandot Reservations in Ohio," Unpublished document of the US Indian Claims Commission, 1974.

Tanner, Helen H., ed. Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. Published for the Newberry Library. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.

Thornbrough, Gayle, ed. Letter Book of the Indian Agency at Fort Wayne 1809-15. Publication 21. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1961.

Tooley, R.V., "The Mapping of th Great Lakes: A Personal View," in The Mapping of America, pp. 305-324.

Toupin, Robert. Les Ecrits de Pierre Potier. Ottawa: Les Presses de l'Universite d'Ottawa, 1996.

Unrau, William E. The Rise and Fall of Indian Country, 1825-1855. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.

U.S. Congress. 41st Cong. 2nd sess. Senate Executive Document No. 77:44 Claims of Wyandott Indians.

Walsh, M.W. "The 'Heathen Party': Methodist Observation of the Ohio Wyandot," American Indian Quarterly 16.2 (Spring 1992):189-211.

Walsh, M.W. "The Native American Sketches of Henry Hamilton," Michigan History Magazine (May-June 1997):21-27.