Near De Soto in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1820 · 1854
The first Winnebago chief Winneshiek fought with British at Mackinac 1812, at Sandusky 1813 and helped McKay take Prairie du Chien from U.S. in 1814. He died at Lansing Iowa in 1848. Legend since 1855 claims his burial on Mt. Winneshiek. The second chief of this name was removed to Neb.
De Soto is built over an Indian cemetery and undoubtedly here lie braves who, led by Charles de Langlade, fought Braddock in 1755 and at Quebec in 1759 when Wolfe and Montcalm were slain.
No. 9. C.V.P. 1930. S.
Erected 1930 by Viroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter. (Marker Number 9 CVP.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 43° 25.639′ N, 91° 12.238′ W. Marker is near De Soto, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on Great River Road (State Highway 35) 0.4 miles north of Main Street (State Highway 82), on the left when traveling north. Marker is at a highway pull-off.Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: De Soto WI 54624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Win-no-shik, the Elder (a few steps from this marker); Black Hawk War (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Bad Axe (approx. 2.1 miles away); Head of Battle Isle (approx. 2.2 miles away); Black Hawks Outpost (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Red Bird's Village (approx. 6 miles away); Black Hawk and Winnebago Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Walnut Mound Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in De Soto.
Also see . . .
1. Chief Winneshiek. (Submitted on November 21, 2009.)
2. Battle of Mackinac Island. (Submitted on November 21, 2009.)
3. The Battle of Prairie du Chien. (Submitted on November 21, 2009.)
4. The Battle of Monongahela 1755. (Submitted on November 21, 2009.)
5. The Battle of Quebec 1759. (Submitted on November 21, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Win-no-shik
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