Winona in Winona County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Ida Cone Landon 1900
The Statuary grouping of We-No-Nah and its turtles and pelicans was erected in Central Park on August 26, 1902, and incorporated in Levee Plaza 1977.
We-No-Nah, meaning first born daughter in the Dakota language, is the namesake for our city and county. Legend tells of her love for a simple hunter instead of the warrior chosen by her father, Chief Wahpashaw. Rather than marry a man she didn't love, We-No-Nah climbed to the top of a bluff overlooking the river, proclaimed her true love and jumped to her death.
Mfg. by Winona Monument Co.
Erected 1979 by Portia Club.
Location. 44° 3.118′ N, 91° 38.692′ W. Marker is in Winona, Minnesota, in Winona County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Huff Street and West 6th Street / West Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Windom Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winona MN 55987, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Watkins Manor House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stephen Taylor (approx. 1.2 miles Winona: River Village, Lumber Town, College Town (approx. 1.2 miles away); Garvin Heights (approx. 1.3 miles away); Potters' Field (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sugar Loaf Bluff (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fountain City (approx. 6 miles away in Wisconsin); a different marker also named Fountain City (approx. 6½ miles away in Wisconsin). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winona.
Also see . . .
1. Smithsonian Institution. Princess Wenonah, (sculpture). (Submitted on November 28, 2011.)
2. Winona, Minnesota Area Chamber of Commerce. Community Introduction. "Legend has it that Princess We-no-nah was in love with a French explorer, DuLuth, who was said to have passed through the area while embarking on a dangerous expedition. Though she loved this explorer, the Princess was forced by her family to marry an Indian warrior..." (Submitted on November 28, 2011.)
3. Winona Daily News. Japanese statue dedication recalls efforts in Winona. (Submitted on November 28, 2011.)
Additional keywords. Princess Wenonah
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 28, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.