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House of Chief Richardville

Location: CR 300 E/Mississinewa Road, 3 miles east of Peru. (Miami County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 52.1992.2

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Jean Baptiste Richardville (1761-1841) was principal chief of the Miami Tribe from 1812 to 1841. He signed six treaties with the United States ceding Miami land in Indiana. This house was built for him under one of the treaties.

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American Indian/Native American, Buildings and Architecture, Government Institutions