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Russells Point in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Native Americans

The History of Indian Lake

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 5, 2017
1. Native Americans Marker
Inscription.  The Indian Lake Region was inhabited by Native American Indian cultures long before white settlers. The Shawnee, Cherokee and Wyandot Tribes were the primary inhabitants, The Algonquin, Delaware and Ottawa tribes also had settlements nearby. Many of the tribes in this area were part of the Lenape culture, having migrated from the New York/Pennsylvania area during colonial times. Recently Lenape DNA markers were found to be present in Icelandic (Viking) Lineage, and some evidence suggests that Indian tribes likewise contain Viking DNA. The tribes in this area were predominately farmers, drawn to the region by the natural springs, abundant game and rich soil. In 1794, General Anthony Wayne defeated Chief Blue Jacket and the allied Indian Nations at Fallen Timbers in Northwest Ohio. The resulting Treaty of Greenville gave the Indians land north of a treaty line running through Logan County. The United States received two-thirds of Ohio in this treaty. Indians remaining in the area eventually relocated in the Lewistown Reservation. In later years and after additional treaties, they were forced to move and settle on reservations in Kansas and Oklahoma.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 5, 2017
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By 1846, few Indians remained in Ohio. Although they left the area, many landmarks remain that are named in their honor and serve as a tribute to their rich, traditional culture. The Name Indian Lake is a testimony to Native Americans and the impact they had on the region.
 
Erected 2017 by The Indian Lake Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 40° 28.38′ N, 83° 53.694′ W. Marker is in Russells Point, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on West Main Street (Ohio Route 366), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Main St, Russells Point OH 43348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Lady of Fatima (here, next to this marker); 1913 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); Islands and Beaches (within shouting distance of this marker); The Villages (within shouting distance of this marker); Boats of Indian Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandy Beach Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); When the Music Died (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandy Beach and the Big Band Era (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russells Point.
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 5, 2017
3. Native Americans Marker
pedestal at the west end of the bridge
Native Americans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 5, 2017
4. Native Americans Marker
detail of map on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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