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

Leatherlips

 
 
Leatherlips Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
1. Leatherlips Marker
Inscription.  
Leatherlips
A chief of the Wyandot Tribe of Indians.
Was executed on this spot, June 1, 1810.


 
Erected 1889 by Wyandot Club of Columbus, Ohio.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1839.
 
Location. 40° 8.406′ N, 83° 7.107′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive (Ohio Route 257) and Stratford Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Riverside Drive. This historical marker is located in a small park, bordered by a stone fence enclosure, located on the southeast corner of the nearby street intersection. The site of the historical marker is on a ridge that overlooks the Scioto River that is located along the opposite side of Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dublin OH 43016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko (approx. half a mile away); Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP)
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Aldabra Giant Tortoise (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grand Carousel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Alligator Answers (approx. 1.2 miles away); American Bison (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mexican Gray Wolf (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. A Leatherlips sculpture is in Scioto Park, 1¾ miles south. Leatherlips Yacht Club -name after this Indian Chief, is located about a mile Northwest over the O’Shaunassy Dam on the West side of the river.
 
Regarding Leatherlips. This is probably not the actual spot where Chief Leatherlips was executed, but it may be quite near where he was buried. His camp was here, but according to the book This is Ohio by Grace Goulder, the execution took place some seven miles away at the entrance to the caves now known as the Olentangy Indian Caverns, located on Home Road between Liberty Road and Olentangy River Road near Delaware, Ohio.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  About Leatherlips Cemetery
Leatherlips Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
2. Leatherlips Marker
. “Gen. Harrison entertained the opinion that his death was the result of the prophet's command, and that the party who acted as executioners went directly from Tippecanoe to the banks of the Scioto, where the tragedy was enacted. Leatherlips was found encamped upon that stream, twelve miles above Columbus. The six Wyandots who put him to death were headed, it is supposed by the Chief Roundhead. An effort was made by some white men, who were present, to save the life of the accused, but without success. A council of two or three hours took place; the accusing party spoke with warmth and bitterness of feeling: Leatherlips was calm and dispassionate in his replies. The sentence of death, which had been previously been passed upon him was reaffirmed.” (Submitted on March 14, 2018.) 
 
Leatherlips Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
3. Leatherlips Marker
View of a memento left at the site to honor Chief Leatherlips. It reads, “Leatherlips (1747–1810) ‘How my heart was touched by the taking away of that good Indian. His word was as true as Gospel. He proved it by his actions.’ —William Sells, eyewitness on the day of Leatherlip’s death.”
Leatherlips Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
4. Leatherlips Marker
Distant view of the marker situated in a small park, with a stone fence enclosure.
Leatherlips Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
5. Leatherlips Marker
View looking north along Riverside Drive, with the intersection with Stratford in the background, and the marker seen on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,147 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2017, by Moe Gingerich of Waxhaw, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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