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Hebron in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Huakiki

 
 
Site of Huakiki Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 23, 2008
1. Site of Huakiki Marker
Inscription.

Old "Indian Town" Village
Oldest and largest known village
of Pottawatomies.

This was their winter home.
Disbanded in 1838 when the Indians were moved west.

Dedicators:
Historical Society of Porter County, Inc.,
Duneland Historical Society, Inc.
The Dinwiddie Clan

 
Erected by Historical Society of Porter County, Inc., Duneland Historical Society, Inc., and the Dinwiddie Clan.
 
Location. 41° 17.64′ N, 87° 11.983′ W. Marker is in Hebron, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker is on U.S. 231 0.3 miles north of State Road 2, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located about .3 miles north of the Indiana 2 corner, where West State Route 2 heads towards Interstate 69 and US 231 continues North/South between DeMotte and Hebron, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Hebron IN 46341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Salle Expedition (was approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Site of Huakiki ( approx. 5 miles away); Site of Tassinong (
Village site to the southwest (now a farm field). image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 23, 2008
2. Village site to the southwest (now a farm field).
approx. 9.7 miles away); The Old Lake County Courthouse, 1878 ( approx. 12.1 miles away); W.W.II Triangle Memorial ( approx. 12.3 miles away); The Lincoln Highway ( approx. 14 miles away); Old Sac Trail ( approx. 14 miles away); Porter County (Indiana) Veterans ( approx. 14 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Potawatomi Indian Village
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Looking south along Indiana 2 / US 231 image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 23, 2008
3. Looking south along Indiana 2 / US 231
This area was also called "Indian Island" as it was a high spot in the Great Kankakee Marsh. The surrounding lands were forested swamp, a virtual supper market for the Potawatomi.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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