History: Lenape woman chose US citizenship rather than removal
"Her Indian name was “Windagamen.” It meant “Sweetness.” Her white name was Anna.

She was a Lenape Delaware Indian who married Moses Grinter, and when she died in 1905, she was a wealthy, prominent woman in Kansas City.

Moses Grinter was among the first whites who settled in Kansas; first, operating a ferry across the Kansas River and later opening a trading post for travelers, soldiers and freighters along the Oregon-California and Santa Fe Trails.

Together, the couple built a farm and an orchard. Their two-story brick house, built in the late 1850s, is the oldest unaltered building in Wyandotte County. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated as a museum by the Kansas State Historical Society.

In the early 1830s, the Lenape Delaware tribe was one of several relocated from the Eastern United States to the Fort Leavenworth Indian Agency.

In 1836, Moses Grinter married Anna. At that time, Kansas was Indian Territory."

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