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Muncie in Delaware County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

This Boulder Marks the Traditional Site of Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk

 
 
Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
1. Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk Marker
Inscription.  
This boulder marks the traditional
site of Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk
the White River Town of the Muncee Clan of Delaware Indians.

It is, also, a memorial to Joshua, a Christian Indian, who was burned by the tribe, March 1806, a martyr to his faith.

In this vicinity the Indians cultivated their maize and corn, and later, it was known as the May Ground where the villagers of Munsee Town gathered for their spring-time frolics.
 
Erected 1917 by Paul Revere Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 12.267′ N, 85° 23.374′ W. Marker is in Muncie, Indiana, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from West Minnestrista Boulevard south of North Minnetrista Parkway, on the left when traveling south. The marker is on the “River Walk” at the Minnetrista Gathering Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 North Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie IN 47303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
2. Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk Marker
This full view of the marker can be seen from the walking trail.
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.A. McNaughton Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); V.F.W. Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); In Remembrance (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (approx. 1.4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Muncie American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muncie.
 
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Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
3. Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk Marker
This view of the marker is when it is approached from the east.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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