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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bill Moose

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 26, 2018
1. Bill Moose Marker
Inscription. The Treaty of Greeneville temporarily ended the Indian Wars and opened the west to white settlers. Kihue (aka Bill Moose), a Native American and member of the Wyandotte tribe, was born in Ohio in 1837. By 1846 all but twelve Wyandotte families had removed to Kansas. Bill and his family remained in Ohio. They kept native traditions, traveling throughout the state, using the rivers as guides. In1878 Bill joined the Sells Brothers Circus. He traveled the world playing the role of an Indian in Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. In 1915 he returned to central Ohio. He made his home in a cave in the Overbrook (Adena) Ravine. When his cave home collapsed, neighbors built him a cabin at the corner of Indianola and Morse Roads. Bill lived in that cabin for many years. He entertained the children of the area with his stories. Ultimately he moved to the Franklin County Home for the Aged. Kihue died on July 12, 1937, a few months shy of his 100th birthday. Tens of thousands are said to have attended his funeral. His final resting place is along the Scioto River. A stone tepee marks the site. Bill Moose is known as the last Wyandotte in Ohio.
 
Erected 2016 by Friends of Bill Moose, Clintonville Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 2.846′ 
Bill Moose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 26, 2018
2. Bill Moose Marker
full view, looking south
N, 83° 1.202′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on High Street near Indian Springs Dr., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4202 N High St, Columbus OH 43214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philo Webster and Webster Graveyard (here, next to this marker); Rand P. Hollenback (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beechwold Pillars (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dominion Land Company Mound An Early Woodlands Period Structure/Sunwall and Moonwall Murals (approx. 1.1 miles away); Clintonville / Clinton Township (approx. 1.1 miles away); Clinton Theater / Memory Lane (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Charity Newsies (approx. 1.1 miles away); East North Broadway Historic District (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
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Bill Moose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 26, 2018
3. Bill Moose Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 117 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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