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Near Columbia City in Whitley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Little Turtle’s Miami Village

 
 
Site of Little Turtle's Miami Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 24, 2007
1. Site of Little Turtle's Miami Village Marker
Inscription. Little Turtle (Mishikinoqkwa), c. 1747–1812, was born and raised here on the Eel (Kenapocomoco) River. The Miami village was destroyed by American troops in 1812 and most of the tribe was removed from Indiana by 1843.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966. (Marker Number 92.1966.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 9.889′ N, 85° 24.385′ W. Marker is near Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker is on E. Old Trail Road near County Route 450 E. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seek's Village (approx. one mile away); Last Home of Chief Little Turtle (approx. 2.5 miles away); Eel River Post-Fort (approx. 2.5 miles away); Colonel Augustin De La Balme (approx. 2.5 miles away); La Balme Massacre Site (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia City.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsPolitical SubdivisionsWar of 1812
 
The Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 24, 2007
2. The Marker
View from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 24, 2007
3. View from the Marker
Farm fields now stretch out from where the Miamis' held camp.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,556 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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