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Near Shipshewana in Lagrange County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chief Shipshewana Memorial

 
 
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By Duane Hall, May 1, 2014
1. Chief Shipshewana Memorial Marker
Inscription.  

In Memory of
Chief Shipshewana
and his band of
Pottawattamie Indians,
removed from this reservation
Sept. 4, 1838 and escorted to Kansas
by a company of soldiers.

One year later, the heartbroken Chief
was allowed to return to
his old camp grounds
on the banks of
beautiful Shipshewana Lake,
where he died in 1841.

Shup-She-Wah-No
in Indian language means to have a
"Vision of a Lion"

 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1868.
 
Location. 41° 40.797′ N, 85° 36.028′ W. Marker is near Shipshewana, Indiana, in Lagrange County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road N900W and County Road N905W, on the left when traveling north on County Road N900W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shipshewana IN 46565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shipshewana (approx. 1.2 miles away); Middlebury World War II Roll of Honor
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By Duane Hall, May 1, 2014
2. Chief Shipshewana Memorial
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(approx. 5˝ miles away); Dan West (approx. 5.6 miles away); Krider Nurseries World's Fair Garden (approx. 5.6 miles away); Vernon H. Krider (approx. 5.6 miles away); Krider Nurseries (approx. 5.6 miles away); William Tuffs Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Bonneyville Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  How It All Began: A History of the Town of Shipshewanna, Indiana. Town website entry:
The beginning part of this history is titled "Chief Shipshewana and the Potawatomi Indians". (Submitted on May 3, 2014.) 
 
Chief Shipshewana Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2014
3. Chief Shipshewana Memorial
Chief Shipshewana Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2014
4. Chief Shipshewana Memorial
View to north from County Road N905W
Chief Shipshewana Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2014
5. Chief Shipshewana Memorial
View to northwest from parking lot
of the Shipshewana Church of the Nazarene
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,718 times since then and 244 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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