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Roanoke in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kiilhsoohkwa (Kilsoquah)

 
 
Kiilhsoohkwa (Kilsoquah) Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
1. Kiilhsoohkwa (Kilsoquah) Marker (Front)
Inscription.
(Front Side)
Born 1810 in what is now Huntington County. She was a granddaughter of Miami Chief Little Turtle. Her second husband was Antoine Revarre; her son Anthony Revarre, lived with her near Roanoke and acted as interpreter since she spoke only Miami. Most Miami were removed from Indiana 1846; 1850 act of Congress exempted her only son and other Miami people.

(Back Side)
Honored with a grand celebration on her 100th birthday. Died September 4, 1915. For many years, Kiilhsoohkwa cared for the flag reportedly presented to her other grandfather, šhimaakanehsia, at the Treaty of Greenville between the U.S. and several Indian tribes 1795. Flag is rare artifact significant in American history and Miami Indian tradition.
 
Erected 2005 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Roanoke Area Heritage Center, Inc., and Miami Nation - Miami, Oklahoma. (Marker Number 35.2005.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 58.34′ N, 85° 22.349′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker can be reached from N. Main St. Touch for map. The marker is located in the Glenwood

Kiilhsoohkwa (Kilsoquah) Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
2. Kiilhsoohkwa (Kilsoquah) Marker (Back)
Cemetery in the 1000 block of N. Main St. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke IN 46783, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wabash & Erie Canal Lock 4 (approx. mile away); John R. Kissinger (approx. 7.6 miles away); General James R. Slack (approx. 8.8 miles away); Huntington High School (approx. 8.8 miles away); Chief Francis La Fontaine (approx. 8.8 miles away); Burk's Lock (approx. 8.9 miles away); Rock House (approx. 8.9 miles away); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  IHB Annotations. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations for the text of the marker on their website. (Submitted on December 12, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
The marker is located in Glenwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
3. The marker is located in Glenwood Cemetery
The gravesite of Kiilhsoohkwa image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
4. The gravesite of Kiilhsoohkwa
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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