Near Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Peckuwe Shawnee Memorial
The Shawnee, along with the other tribes in Ohio, often placed a large cedar pole in center of their villages. The pole would serve as a calendar by casting its shadow on pre-designated spots during the year. It would also be used as a gathering place, and decorated to identify the village inhabitants.
Today a new pole erected by the Piqua Sept of Ohio Shawnee Tribe serves as a memorial to their ancestors and a reminder that Shawnee people still live in Ohio.
Location. 39° 54.5′ N, 83° 54.68′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Tecumseh Road (Ohio Route 369) and Lower Valley Pike, on the right when traveling north on Tecumseh Road. Click for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large rock just to the east of a historical marker commemorating the Battle of Piqua, which is located on the southern edge of the George Rogers Clark Historical Park, in the lowlands in front of the park's "Hertzler House.". Marker is in this post office area: Springfield OH 45506, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Battle of Piqua (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Keifer Cabin Site (about 400 feet away); General George Rogers Clark / Tecumseh (about 500 feet away); Tecumseh (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Those Men Who Died in the Battle of Piqua (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Piqua (approx. half a mile away); Mad River Township Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Davidson Interpretive Center. This is a link to information provided by the Clark County Park District.
Categories. • Native Americans •
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