Near Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Peckuwe Shawnee Memorial
The Shawnee, along with the other tribes in Ohio, often placed a large cedar pole in center of their villages. The pole would serve as a calendar by casting its shadow on pre-designated spots during the year. It would also be used as a gathering place, and decorated to identify the village inhabitants.
Today a new pole erected by the Piqua Sept of Ohio Shawnee Tribe serves as a memorial to their ancestors and a reminder that Shawnee people still live in Ohio.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 39° 54.5′ N, 83° 54.68′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Tecumseh Road (Ohio Route 369) and Lower Valley Pike, on the right when traveling north on Tecumseh Road. This historical marker is affixed to a large Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield OH 45506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Piqua (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Keifer Cabin Site (about 400 feet away); General George Rogers Clark / Tecumseh (about 500 feet away); Tecumseh (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Those Men Who Died in the Battle of Piqua (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Piqua (approx. half a mile away); Enon Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Davidson Interpretive Center. This is a link to information provided by the Clark County Park District. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,283 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.