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Near Cornucopia in Bayfield County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Tragedy of The Siskiwit

 
 
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By Paul F, September 3, 2009
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Inscription. Once upon a time, according to an old Indian legend, the sand beach on the east side of this bay was a favorite camping ground. One spring a few lodges of Chippewa from La Pointe encamped here. When their chief, Bi-aus-wah, returned from the hunt, he found that a large party of Foxes had murdered all but two of his people. He trailed the enemy to their village and found them preparing to torture his young son. Chief Bi-aus-wah stepped proudly and boldly forward and offered his own life if the Foxes would release his young son, whose “tender feet had never trodden the war path.” Fearing the consequences if they refused so noble an offer, the Foxes released the son and burned the father instead. The son returned to his relatives at La Pointe, and his story brought quick and decisive revenge.
 
Erected 1955 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 51.585′ N, 91° 5.883′ W. Marker is near Cornucopia, Wisconsin, in Bayfield County. Marker is on State Highway 13 west of Siskiwit Falls Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. 0.5 miles east
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By Paul F, September 3, 2009
2. Tragedy of The Siskiwit Marker
of Cornucopia at Siskiwit Bay. Marker is in this post office area: Cornucopia WI 54827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Gym" (approx. 8 miles away); The Sprague Well (approx. 16.2 miles away); Washburn Lumbering Days / The Hines Lumber Company (approx. 16.3 miles away); Washburn Historic Waterfront (approx. 16.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Events
 
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By Paul F, September 3, 2009
3. Tragedy of The Siskiwit Marker
Marker with Lake Superior Shoreline
Tragedy of The Siskiwit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2009
4. Tragedy of The Siskiwit Marker
Marker with Lake Superior Shoreline
 
 
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