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Site of Little Turtle's Miami Village

Location: E. Old Trail Road, CR 450 E, 5 miles east of Columbia City. (Whitley County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 92.1966.2

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Little Turtle (Mishikinoqkwa), c. 1747-1812, was born and raised here on the Eel (Kenapocomoco) River. The Miami village was destroyed by American troops in 1812 and most of the tribe was removed from Indiana by 1843.

Keywords

American Indian/Native American, Military