“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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



— The Dublin Arts Council First Outdoor Public Sculpture —

Leatherlips Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2018
1. Leatherlips Marker
Leatherlips, the Dublin Arts Council’s first outdoor public sculpture, was dedicated to the City of Dublin on July 1, 1990. Designed by artist Ralph Helmick, Leatherlips is an eleven foot high limestone portrait of the legendary Wyandot Chief.

Chief Leatherlips was a good friend to Indian and white man alike. To the Wyandots, Chief Leatherlips was called SHA-TE-YAH-RON-YA, which means “same as blue.” In later years, he was called SOU-CHA-ET-ELL, which means “long gray hair.” He was given the name, Leatherlips, by the white settlers in this area. The called him this because of his admirable trait of never breaking a promise.

The Dublin Arts Council wishes to thank Dublin City Council who supported th is project through hotel/motel bed tax finds, and the Ohio Arts Council which granted financial and technical assistance. The Arts Council thanks its corporate sponsors: Ashland Chemical, Savings of America, Chase Bank, LiTel Telecommunications, Warner Cable, Wendy’s International, and Columbus Southern Power. Thanks also to the City
Leatherlips Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2018
2. Leatherlips Memorial and Marker
of Dublin’s employees who gave generously of their time and expertise.

Erected 1990 by the Dublin Arts Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 40° 7.02′ N, 83° 6.647′ W. Marker is near Dublin, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive (Ohio Route 257) just south of Hard Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7377 Riverside Dr, Powell OH 43065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dublin Veterans Park (approx. one mile away); Indian Run Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); History of Dublin’s Town Pump (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dublin Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Leatherlips (approx. 1.6 miles away); Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jack Nicklaus (approx. 2.2 miles away); Field of Corn (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “Dispatched by Roundhead, six Wyandots traveled to what is now Dublin, Ohio just north
Leatherlips Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2018
3. Leatherlips Sculpture
1990 eleven foot high limestone sculpture by Ralph Helmick.
of Columbus and announced the death sentence. Although white settlers led by John Sells pleaded for the old chief and attempted to bribe the death squad, the trial and sentencing were swift. After clothing himself in his finest attire, Leatherlips, joined by his executioners, sang the death chant and prayed. Then he was killed by tomahawk.” (Submitted on April 2, 2018.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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