One of the first female Native American attorneys, Eliza Burton “Lyda” Conley graduated from Kansas City School of Law in 1902 and became the first woman admitted to the Kansas bar. She was notable for her campaign to prevent the sale and development of the Huron Cemetery in Kansas City. She challenged the government in court, and in 1909, she was the first Native American woman admitted to argue a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Although the Supreme Court dismissed Conley’s case, Conley persisted, and, in 1916, the cemetery was designated a federal park. Today, the cemetery—renamed Wyandot National Burial Ground—enjoys National Historic Landmark status. Conley was laid to rest in the cemetery following her death in 1946.