Defiance in Defiance County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah)
1752 - 1812
1752 - 1812
Little Turtle, a war chief of the Miami People, was born near
present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana. From 1790 to 1794, he lived in a
Miami village three miles west of this site on the Tiffin River.
As a warrior, he led Native American confederations in battles at
Kekionga (Fort Wayne) and the present Fort Recovery.
As a peacemaker, he counseled local Native Americans to
negotiate for peace with the United States.
In 1795, he signed the Treaty of Greenville.
[Text on the north side of the Marker]:
March 23, 2001
Little Turtle was well-known for is oratorical powers and military
leadership. As a leader and teacher of the Miami, a champion
of peace, and a servant of his people, Little Turtle embodied the
principles we hope to instill in our students:
To Know, To Understand, To Lead, and To Serve.
The students, alumni, faculty and staff of Defiance College dedicate
John Koepnick, Sculptor
Erected 2001 by The students, alumni, faculty and staff of Defiance College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Peace • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1881.
Location. 41° 17.798′ N, 84° 21.452′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker can be reached from College Place west of Webster Street. This historical marker is affixed to the base of a statue of Chief Little Turtle that is located in front of the Defiance College Library, on the campus of Defiance College. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last WWII Concentration Camp (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pontiac Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); Pontiac Park (approx. half a mile away); Bark Cabin Home of Coohcoohe (approx. half a mile away); Chief Pontiac (approx. half a mile away); French Indian Apple Tree (approx. half a mile away); Johnny Appleseed (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Defiance (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 911 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.