Keokuk in Lee County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Keokuk's Speech In 1812
Which Made Him A War Chief
I have heard with sorrow that you have determined to leave our village and cross the Mississippi merely because you have been told that the Americans were coming in this direction. Would you leave our village, desert our homes and fly before an enemy approaches? Would you leave all, even the graves of our fathers, to the mercy of the enemy, without trying to defend them? Give me charge of your warriors and I will defend the village while you sleep.
This bronze statue of Keokuk was erected by popular subscription, through the efforts of the Keokuk Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Unveiled October 22, 1913
Erected 1913 by Keokuk Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
Location. 40° 24.711′ N, 91° 22.779′ W. Marker is in Keokuk, Iowa, in Lee County. Marker is on River Road north of Rand Park Terrace Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keokuk IA 52632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keokuk Memorial (here, next to this marker); To The Memory of Pioneers (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S Maine Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Latter-day Saint Immigrants' Camp, 1853 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hugh Lincoln Cooper (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Hughes Family (approx. 0.9 miles away); Conrad Nagel (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keokuk.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.