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Near La Fontaine in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Miami Indian Memorial

 
 
Miami Indian Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 8, 2011
1. Miami Indian Memorial Marker
Inscription. Chief Metocinyah, whose village was destroyed by Campbell's troops during the Mississinewa Expedition of 1812, has been credited with quieting the Miami after the invasion. This service to the Americans is believed to be the reason his band was given a reservation of 6,400 acres, including 10 miles of river frontage by the Treaty of 1838. The Meshingomesia Reservation, the last in Indiana, was confirmed to Chief Meshingomesia by the Treaty of 1840. By petition to the Congress in 1873 Meshingomesia was persuaded to divide the land under government supervision, among the 63 members of the band then living. Soon after the division, the land mostly was in the hand of Americans, by marriage as well as by purchase.
 
Location. 40° 39.397′ N, 85° 44.999′ W. Marker is near La Fontaine, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker is on S. Bruner Road (County Road E1100 S) 1.9 miles west of County Road S 350 E, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fontaine IN 46940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Metocinyah's Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miami Indian Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mississinewa Battlefield
Miami Indian Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
2. Miami Indian Memorial Marker
View from S. Bruner Road
(approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Mississinewa (approx. 2.4 miles away); Banquo High School (approx. 7.4 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (approx. 8.3 miles away); Martin Boots (approx. 8.3 miles away); Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Fontaine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Meshingomesia Reserve Was Established in Early 1840s. Article from the Kokomo Tribune newspaper, dated April 10, 1957. (Submitted on January 16, 2014.) 

2. Meshingomesia (Mihsiinkweemisa) Cemetery and Indian School Historic District. The link is to the National Register registration form for Meshingomesia Cemetery and Indian School and includes detailed history and information on the Miami in the Mississinewa River area. (Submitted on March 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
Miami Indian Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
3. Miami Indian Memorial Marker
View to north along S. Bruner Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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