Elizabeth May Dickinson one of the early pioneers of Wyandotte County, Kansas. She arrived and settled in Quindaro, Kansas in 1859. She later moved to Kansas City, Kansas and became the city's first librarian in 1895.
Dorcas the first recorded resident of African descent in the area that is now known as Kansas City, Kansas was a woman named Dorcas, who was brought here by William Walker, Jr. in 1847 to the Wyandot settlement at the mouth of the Kaw (Kansas River).
William Walker a member and leader of the Wyandot Nation. In 1843 he left Ohio with the Wyandots and settled on land that became known as Kansas City, Kansas. He was appointed Provisional Governor of Nebraska Territory in 1853 serving in that position until the territory was divided into the two territories of Kansas and Nebraska. Governor Walker was a noted writer and historian. Politically he was a Democrat, and supporter of the Methodist Episcopal Church South's stance in favor of owning slaves. He was the owner of a female slave named Dorcas and her husband. However, he freed them both before the Civil War began. See photo.