A Remembrance of Our Shared History: The Wyandotte/Wyandot and the People Called Methodists



Join us in marking the next chapter of a shared history spanning 200 years, as Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, together with The General Commission on Archives and History, returns sacred land to The Wyandotte Nation. 

Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 p.m.
John Stewart United Methodist Church
Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Resources to be in ministry with Native peoples

How To Become an Ally

Become an Ally

Native American Comprehensive Plan Overview

NACP overview UMC_Page_1

Reclaiming Native Truth

Reclaiming Native Truth

Stop Violence Against Native Women and Girls

Stop Violence

Native American Comprehensive Plan

Native American Comprehensive Plan logo

 Explore the work of the Native American Comprehensive Plan, which strengthens, and advocates for the local church in Native American communities/contexts for all generations.

Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference

Oklahoma Indian Mission Conference Logo

Learn more about the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, which works to create a fuller awareness of each person's role in mission as a participating member of God's Church.

Event Resources and News

Press Contact
Dan Curran for UM Global Ministries

Marcy Heinz of UMC GBGM

A Remembrance of Our Shared History | Event Announcement

Wyandotte Announcement.6_8-1-19

Media Advisory

MEDIA ADVISORY - UMC to Return Sacred Lands to Wyandottes in September - 08-14-2019 FINAL_Page_1

United Methodists prepare to return a denomination landmark to the
Wyandotte Nation


Looking back at Wyandot Mission Church history; new projects beginning in Nation


A celebration of Mission Church Sept. 21


Perseverance of our ancestors made Tribe what it is today


Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma Website


Wyandot Nation of Kansas Website


Brief history of the Wyandots in Ohio


Historic letter from Rev. James Wheeler, Ohio


1837 Account of John McIntyre Armstrong to Lucy Bigelow Armstrong on removal

Letter from JM ARmstrong to LB 1837 rt treaty negotiations_Page_1

1847 Account of Wyandotte County, Kansas – Lucy Bigelow Armstrong

Armstrong, L.B. - Early hx of wy co_Page_1

1870 Account of Wyandotte County, Kansas – Lucy Bigelow Armstrong

1870 - LB Armstrong - Reminiscences of the Early Days_Page_1

The Legacy of John Stewart and the Wyandot 

Portrait of John Stewart

Key figures

  • Chief Billy Friend, | Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma
  • Chief Janith English | Wyandot Nation of Kansas
  • Grand Chief Ted Roll | head of the Wyandotte of Anderdon Nation (Michigan)
  • Bishop Gregory V. Palmer | West Ohio Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church
  • Bishop Tracy S. Malone | East Ohio Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church
  • Bishop Hee-Soo Jung | Board president, Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church
  • Thomas Kemper | General Secretary, Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church
  • Fred Day | General Secretary, General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
  • Mayor Scott D. Washburn | Upper Sandusky, Ohio
  • Rev. Chebon Kernell | Executive Secretary, Native American Comprehensive Plan
  • Kim Garcia | Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma
  • Rev. Dee Stickley-Miner | Director of Connectional Ministries for the West Ohio Conference; Global Ministries board member
  • Rev. Johnny Phillips Jr. | John Stewart UMC, pastor 
  • Betsy Bowen| Co-chair John Stewart UMC preservation committee

Dropbox download of key figure images for use by media to identify participants. Not for publication or distribution.

Map of procession route and mission church

Procession Route


Mission Church location on land