Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
(The Walking Bear)
Distinguished Indian chief
Brave in war ... valiant in peace
Algonquin Nation ... Osaukee Tribe
Born Saukeenuk, IA, 1810
Died Cleveland, 1844
After the Black Hawk War where Joc-O-Sot received the wound that finally caused his death, he was the ambassador of the Indians to the great white father, President Tyler. On his return journey he died in Cleveland.
This monument in everlasting bronze and granite takes the place of the original stone damaged by vandals in 1907.
It is erected by the Western Reserve Early Settlers Association with the cooperation of Chief Thunderwater and other Indian friends.
July 21, 1940.
Erected 1940 by the Western Reserve Early Settlers Association.
Location. 41° 29.849′ N, 81° 40.954′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker can be reached from East 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Erie Street Cemetery, on the south side of the dirt road traversing it, near the East 9th Street entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44115, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Those Whose Bodies Were Moved From Ontario Street Cemetry to Erie Street Cemetery Unknown Early Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie Street Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cleveland Grays (about 700 feet away); Detective Martin J. McFadden (approx. 0.2 miles away); 'Abdu'l-Bahá and the Bahá'í Faith (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleveland Theater District (approx. ¼ mile away); The Arcade (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Also see . . .
1. Entry on Chief Joc-O-Sot in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Entry on the Erie St. Cemetery in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. (Submitted on April 18, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Persons •
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