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Hebron in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Huakiki

 
 
Site of Huakiki Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, April 23, 2008
1. Site of Huakiki Marker
Inscription.  

Old "Indian Town" Village
Oldest and largest known village
of Pottawatomies.

This was their winter home.
Disbanded in 1838 when the Indians were moved west.

Dedicators:
Historical Society of Porter County, Inc.,
Duneland Historical Society, Inc.
The Dinwiddie Clan

 
Erected by Historical Society of Porter County, Inc., Duneland Historical Society, Inc., and the Dinwiddie Clan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 41° 17.64′ N, 87° 11.983′ W. Marker is in Hebron, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker is on U.S. 231, 0.3 miles north of State Road 2, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located about .3 miles north of the Indiana 2 corner, where West State Route 2 heads towards Interstate 69 and US 231 continues North/South between DeMotte and Hebron, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hebron IN 46341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as
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the crow flies. A different marker also named Site of Huakiki (approx. 5 miles away); Site of Tassinong (approx. 9.7 miles away); Wheatfield High School (approx. 10.4 miles away); Lake County Sheriff's House and Jail 1882 (approx. 12 miles away); Carnegie Center 1908 (approx. 12 miles away); The Old Lake County Courthouse, 1878 (approx. 12.1 miles away); Crown Point World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.1 miles away); W.W.II Triangle Memorial (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Potawatomi Indian Village
 
Village site to the southwest (now a farm field). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, April 23, 2008
2. Village site to the southwest (now a farm field).
Looking south along Indiana 2 / US 231 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, April 23, 2008
3. Looking south along Indiana 2 / US 231
This area was also called "Indian Island" as it was a high spot in the Great Kankakee Marsh. The surrounding lands were forested swamp, a virtual supper market for the Potawatomi.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,217 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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