Monday, September 22, 2014

A Grave Found For Little Turtle

From Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-no-quah): the great chief of the Miami Indian ...:

He was thirty-nine years old at the time of St. Clair's defeat and sixty years old at the time of his death. It seemed that his grave had been lost to all human knowledge, and that the most diligent search in recent times had failed to locate the exact place of his burial. Thus after sleeping in an unknown grave for a number of years in the vicinity of his former glory, his remains were accidentally found on July 4th, 1911. Two brothers, Albert and Charles Lockner, who had contracted to build a house for Dr. George W. Gillie on Lawton Place, lot 28, near the west bank of the St. Joseph river, while engaged in digging the cellar, uncovered the supposed remains of the great Miami War Chief. [Source]

Source - Gravestone

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