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Near Marion in Grant County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Miami Indian Cemetery

 
 
Miami Indian Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
1. Miami Indian Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The largest Indian cemetery in Indiana. Few graves are marked. The Indians buried here are largely descendants of Chief Metocinya and include Meshingomesia and his family. The first burial was probably in 1873. Burial was contrary to Indian tradition and reflects Christian influence. An Indian Baptist Church and an Indian school were located here. Otto Winger taught at the school 1895-1898. This land is part of the last Indian reservation in Indiana. The site of the battle of Mississinewa (1812) may be seen along the Mississinewa River to the southwest.
 
Erected 1972 by Society of Indiana Pioneers. (Marker Number 27.1972.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 38.4′ N, 85° 43.828′ W. Marker is near Marion, Indiana, in Grant County. Marker is on County Road 600 N 1.1 miles west of State Road 15. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3750 County Rd. 600 N, Marion IN 46952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mississinewa Battlefield (approx. mile away); Battle of Mississinewa (approx.
Miami Indian Cemetery Marker<br>on County Road 600N image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 8, 2011
2. Miami Indian Cemetery Marker
on County Road 600N
1.1 miles away); Miami Indian Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Metocinyah's Village (approx. 1.7 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .  Meshingomesia (Mihsiinkweemisa) Cemetery and Indian School Historic District. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The link is to the National Register registration form and includes detailed history and information on the cemetery and school. (Submitted on January 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Miami Indian Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 8, 2011
3. Miami Indian Cemetery Marker
View to the southwest towards Mississinewa River and the 1812 battle site
Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
4. Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery.
Looking toward the school house and cemetery from the roadside marker. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
5. Looking toward the school house and cemetery from the roadside marker.
Name and date on the Indian school house still on the site. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
6. Name and date on the Indian school house still on the site.
Markers in the Miami Indian Cemtery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
7. Markers in the Miami Indian Cemtery.
Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
8. Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery.
Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
9. Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery.
Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
10. Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery.
Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
11. Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery.
Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
12. Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery.
Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
13. Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery.
Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
14. Markers in the Miami Indian Cemetery.
Back of the school house, as seen from the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
15. Back of the school house, as seen from the cemetery.
Side of the school house. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
16. Side of the school house.
Front of the Indian school house. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
17. Front of the Indian school house.
This sign directing us to the historical marker is at the corner of 600 N. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 1, 2007
18. This sign directing us to the historical marker is at the corner of 600 N.
2009 Cemetery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 8, 2011
19. 2009 Cemetery Monument
Monument lists all individuals known to have been interred in the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 4,097 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 2, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on July 2, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   19. submitted on November 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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