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Near New Paris in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Five Medals Village

 
 
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By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
1. Five Medals Village Marker
Note that marker is worn, has been vandalized, and is partially overgrown.
Inscription. Near this spot stood the village of the Potawatomi War Chief Five Medals, whose Indian name was Onaska. This chief ceased hostilities against the United States government after signing the Greenville Treaty, 1795.

He met with Presidents George Washington 1796 and Thomas Jefferson 1801. Five Medals remained peaceful toward the U.S. government even though this village was destroyed by U.S. troops in 1812 and again in 1813.

The remains of Five Medals rest in this vicinity, forever embraced by mother earth which the Potawatomi so cherished.
 
Erected 1990 by Elkhart County Historical Society, Inc.
 
Location. 41° 31.033′ N, 85° 49.004′ W. Marker is near New Paris, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is on County Road 142 0 miles east of County Road 29, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Go 1 mile east of State Road 15 on County Road 29, then turn left onto County Road 142. Marker will be in park on your left. Marker is in this post office area: New Paris IN 46553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyland Brothers Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); New Paris World War II Memorial (approx.
Five Medals Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
2. Five Medals Village Marker
1.4 miles away); Waterford Elementary School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site Of The First School House In Elkhart County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jackson Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); A History of the Winona / Bethany Christian Schools (approx. 2.1 miles away); Violett Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Engines of the Winona (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Paris.
 
More about this marker. Marker is visible from County Road 142, but cannot be read from the road. Park in the parking lot at the corner of County Road 29 and County Road 142 and you can walk to the marker which is just a few yards east of the lot.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry about Chief Five Medals. (Submitted on April 27, 2010, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
Five Medals Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
3. Five Medals Village Marker
Looking east along County Road 142 towards the marker from County Road 29. Marker is visible at right edge of fence, left of the utility pole.
Five Medals Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 31, 2014
4. Five Medals Village Marker
Marker is located in Baintertown Park at intersection of CR 42 and CR 29
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,406 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.   4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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