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Near Plymouth in Marshall County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chief Menominee

 
 
Chief Menominee Monument image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 25, 2007
1. Chief Menominee Monument
Inscription. In memory of Chief Menominee and his band of 859 Pottawatomie Indians removed from this Reservation Sept. 4, 1838 by a company of soldiers under command of General John Tipton, authorized by Governor David Wallace.
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Governor of Indiana, J. Frank Hanly. Author of Law, Representative Daniel McDonald, Plymouth. Trustees, Col. A.F. Fleet, Culver; Col. Wiliam Hoynes, Notre Dame; Charles T Mattingly, Plymouth.
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Site Donated by John A. McFarlin

 
Erected 1909 by State of Indiana.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 41° 17.711′ N, 86° 21.713′ W. Marker is near Plymouth, Indiana, in Marshall County. Marker is on Peach Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. About 1 mile south of Twin Lakes (West 12th) on South Peach Rd. About ½ mile north of West 13th. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth IN 46563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potawatomi Indian Village (here, next to this marker); Trail of Death
Chief Menominee image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 25, 2007
2. Chief Menominee
1909 granite sculpture by Samuel Novelli and Joseph Calcagni, under the direction of Samuel Novelli and Joseph Calcagni. It is approximately 7 feet tall on a 10 foot granite base.
(approx. 2.4 miles away); First Meeting of Marshall County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Taber Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Honor Roll - Marshall County Indiana (approx. 4.3 miles away); Replica of The Statue of Liberty (approx. 4.3 miles away); Historic Crossroads of America / The Lincoln Highway (approx. 4.4 miles away); Roberts Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plymouth.
 
More about this marker. The sculpture was funded by a 1907 state appropriation. Samuel Novelli and Joseph Calcagni of Barre, Vermont, sculpted the monument to the design of the local contract-holder, Frank Southworth. (Samuel Novelli is sometimes confused with the younger New York sculptor James Novelli.) Originally, the site included a small replica of the Roman Catholic log chapel in Menominee's village. The statue stands where the Vandalia (later Pennsylvania) Railroad crossed the county road; McFarlin was willing to give this land for free, while the owners of the actual site of Menominee's village, on the north side of the lake, wanted to be paid for any land
Monument at Chief Menominee Park image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 25, 2007
3. Monument at Chief Menominee Park
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Regarding Chief Menominee. Chief Menominee (1791-1841) was head of the Pottowattomie Indian tribe which lived in the Twin Lakes area; there were several other reserves in the Marshall County area, including those of Chiefs Neeswaugee, Quaushquo, Benack, and Aubenaubee. Menominee never signed the treaty giving up his reservation (three of his lesser chiefs did), but was forced out anyway.
 
Additional keywords. Trail of Death
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Persons
 
Chief Menominee Park and area of reservation image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 25, 2007
4. Chief Menominee Park and area of reservation
Indian lands now growing corn image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 25, 2007
5. Indian lands now growing corn
 
 
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