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Indian Village Site

 
 
Indian Village Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 8, 2012
1. Indian Village Site Marker
Inscription. This spot, in 1833, was the site of an Indian village under the Potawatomi chief Kenozhoym, or “Lake Pickerel.” The village was located near a clear spring, at the foot of a steep bluff, atop which were more wigwams and an Indian cemetery. A wild rice swamp lay east of the village; to the north, as far as Juneau Avenue, stretched a swamp of cedar and tamarack, which was often submerged in six or seven feet of water. The village was vacated in 1838, when the last of the Potawatomi were moved west of the Mississippi by the federal government.
 
Location. 43° 2.322′ N, 87° 55.066′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wisconsin Avenue and North Fifth Street, on the right when traveling east on West Wisconsin Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located on the Wisconsin Avenue side of the Milwaukee Hilton City Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl Frederick Zeidler (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Straus Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of China-Burma-India Veterans Ass'n.
Indian Village Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 8, 2012
2. Indian Village Site Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Milwaukee's Last Operating Tower Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milwaukee Interurban Terminal (approx. 0.2 miles away); First African-American Church Built in Wisconsin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the Department of Wisconsin American Legion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Milwaukee (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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