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Miami Indian Cemetery

Location: North of Marion on SR 15, 1.1 miles west on CR 600 N. (Grant County, Indiana)

Society of Indiana Pioneers

ID# : 27.1972.1

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The largest Indian cemetery in Indiana. Few graves are marked. The Indians buried here are largely descendants of Chief Metocinya and include Meshingomesia and his family. The first burial was probably in 1873. Burial was contrary to Indian tradition and reflects Christian influence. An Indian Baptist Church and an Indian school were located here. Otho Winger taught at the school 1895-1898. This land is part of the last Indian reservation in Indiana. The site of the battle of Mississinewa (1812) may be seen along the Mississinewa River to the southwest.

Keywords

Cemetery, American Indian/Native American