Eight of the chieftains were stricken with smallpox and died between January and April. They were buried here in St. Peter’s Churchyard. Although their grave sites are unknown, they were entered into church records as follows:
LaGese, a chief of the Potowatamies on the Illinois River
Apautapea, a Penkeshaw War Chief
Bigigh Weautons, War Chief of the Wabash Nation
Barkskin, of the Penkeshaw Nation
Grand Joseph, Great Chief of the Weatons Nation
Wapeteet, War Chief of the Payughrya Nation
Toma, War Chief of the Pawaura Nation
Little Elk, an Indian Chief
Location. 39° 56.592′ N, 75° 8.892′ W. Marker is in
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Peter's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Thaddeus Kosciuszko (within shouting distance of this marker); James Forten (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Pine Street (about 300 feet away); Marc Blitzstein (about 500 feet away); Capt. Charles Massey House (about 500 feet away); Baruch S. Blumberg (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
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