|5th and Minnesota|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
In 1906 the U. S. Secretary of the Interior was authorized to sell land that had been reserved for public burial grounds by treaty with the Indians. Lydia and Helena Conley, descendants of the Wyandotte tribe took possession of the cemetery, padlocked the gate, built a cabin or "fort" in the cemetery and vowed death to anyone attempting to take the land. The case reached the United States Supreme Court while the fight continued. One "fort" was torn down, but another appeared. It is said that the sisters defended the cemetery with shotguns and pronounced curses on those that tried to evict them. In 1913 the United States Congress repealed the statute and the war of seven years ended.