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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chief Little Turtle

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
1. Chief Little Turtle Marker
I have to question the truth of part of the text; following the rout of Harmar, and the defeat of St. Clair, both armies retreated to Fort Washington (Cincinnati) I canít see Little Turtle “hunting and fishing” just across the river. He was known to live near Ft. Wayne, Indiana during that time period.
Inscription. This great Miami war chief fought to protect the Indian hunting grounds of Kentucky and the villages of southern Ohio from the onrush of American settlers. Little Turtle twice led a confederation of Miami, Shawnee and Delaware Indians in victory against American armies. In October 1790 he defeated an American army led by General Josiah Harmar. In November 1791 he defeated an army led by General Arthur St. Clair. Between battles, Little Turtle hunted and fished in this part of northern Kentucky.

After the Indians were defeated at Fallen Timbers in 1794, Little Turtle joined signing the Treaty of Greenville in 1795. He declared, “I am the last to sign it, and will be the last to break it.” He kept his word.

This sculpture made possible by:
Drees Homes

Sculptor: Robert C. Koepnick
 
Erected 1988 by An Official Project of - - The Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 5.498′ N, 84° 30.258′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on Riverside Dr., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 461 Riverside Dr, Covington KY 41011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Chief Little Turtle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
2. Chief Little Turtle Marker
full view of site
markers are within walking distance of this marker. John James Audubon (a few steps from this marker); Carneal House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Mary B. Greene (about 600 feet away); Great Neighborhoods / Riverwalk Statues (about 700 feet away); The Point (about 700 feet away); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (about 700 feet away); Kennedy House (about 700 feet away); Simon Kenton (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
More about this marker. marker is on the “River Walk” on Riverside Dr. at Shelby Str., at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers/
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Chief Little Turtle statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
3. Chief Little Turtle statue
Chief Little Turtle site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
4. Chief Little Turtle site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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