Nov 12, 2008
Introducing WHISPERS LIKE THUNDER the movie
The true story of three Native American sisters who fought the government with guns, axes and the law to protect their ancestors burial grounds.The Conley sisters gave punches, swung axes, fired guns, and used the law to fight off U.S. troops, police, construction workers, mob thugs, corrupt business men and crooked politicians for several decades to defend their Native American sacred burial ground.
Their Native American fight for honor and respect of the law continues today.
WHISPERS LIKE THUNDER is a a film by Ben Kingsley and In association with Luis Moro Productions.
Producers: Sir Ben Kingsley | Simone Sheffield | Valerie Hoffman | Luis Moro
Wyandot Nation of Kansas: Janith K. English- Principle Chief
Screenplay by: Trip Brooks | Luis Moro
Story by: Trip Brooks | Shelly Young
Wyandot Language Translations by: John Steckley
LYDA CONLEY and her sisters.
Woman graduates from Kansas City College of Law in 1902. Since no man would represent the sisters against the U.S. Government, Lyda took it upon herself to prepare for legal action by mastering the law to defend the burial grounds.
While Lyda fought her battle in the courts, her sister Helena, guarded the fort because of the intrusions. Helena wired the cemetery gates together and put up a sign:
“You Trespass at Your Own Peril.”
The sisters took up their vigil over the graves after learning the land was about to be sold. They built a 6 x 8 foot frame structure and placed a fence of iron spikes around it. Helena stood armed with their father’s double barreled shotgun, an axe and the American Flag. She used them without fear. Instantly, their new home became known as “Fort Conley.”
Go to: www.MoroFilms.com for more information.
Wyandot Nation links, gallery, archives and more.
Huron Indian Cemetery Chronology
Wyandots in Kansas Territory 1844
Nov 12, 2008 11:19am
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