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Defiance in Defiance County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah)

1752 - 1812

 
 
Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
1. Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker
View of the Chief Little Turtle statue situated on the campus of Defiance College.
Inscription. [Text on the south side of the Marker]:

Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah)
1752 - 1812


Little Turtle, a war chief of the Miami People, was born near
present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana. From 1790 to 1794, he lived in a
Miami village three miles west of this site on the Tiffin River.
As a warrior, he led Native American confederations in battles at
Kekionga (Fort Wayne) and the present Fort Recovery.
As a peacemaker, he counseled local Native Americans to
negotiate for peace with the United States.
In 1795, he signed the Treaty of Greenville.

[Text on the north side of the Marker]:

Dedicated
March 23, 2001


Little Turtle was well-known for is oratorical powers and military
leadership. As a leader and teacher of the Miami, a champion
of peace, and a servant of his people, Little Turtle embodied the
principles we hope to instill in our students:
To Know, To Understand, To Lead, and To Serve.

The students, alumni, faculty and staff of Defiance College dedicate
this statue in observance of the institution's sesquicentennial year.

John Koepnick, Sculptor
Lebanon, Ohio

 
Erected
Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
2. Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker
View of the text that is on the historical marker affixed to the south side of the Chief Little Turtle statue.
2001 by The students, alumni, faculty and staff of Defiance College.
 
Location. 41° 17.798′ N, 84° 21.452′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker can be reached from College Place west of Webster Street. Click for map. This historical marker is affixed to the base of a statue of Chief Little Turtle that is located in front of the Defiance College Library, on the campus of Defiance College. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pontiac Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); Pontiac Park (approx. half a mile away); Bark Cabin Home of Coohcoohe (approx. half a mile away); Chief Pontiac (approx. half a mile away); French Indian Apple Tree (approx. half a mile away); Johnny Appleseed (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Defiance (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Defiance, 1794 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Defiance.
 
Categories. Native AmericansPeaceWars, US Indian
 
Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
3. Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker
View of the text that is on the historical marker affixed to the north side of the Chief Little Turtle statue.
Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
4. Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker
View of the front side of the Chief Little Turtle statue, with the Defiance College library (The Pilgrim Library) in the background.
Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
5. Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker
Another view of the front southwest side of the Chief Little Turtle statue, with the entrance to the Defiance College library (The Pilgrim Library) in the background.
Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
6. Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) Marker
View, looking westward, of the backside of the historical marker of Chief Little Turtle looking across the campus green towards the college buildings.
 
 
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