Wea Tribe at Terre Haute

Wea Tribe at Terre Haute (HM13MC)

Location: Terre Haute, IN 47807 Vigo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.616', W 87° 25.124'

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This bountiful area on the Wabash River was occupied early by American Indians. French and later Americans recognized this strategic area called terre haute (high land). At least one Wea village was present in area by late 1700s. Wea Chief Jacco Godfroy and others ceded these lands to U.S. in 1809. Town of Terre Haute platted by Americans 1816.

Side Two

Before leaving for 1824 meeting with U.S. agents, Chief Jacco and others ran a notice in the Terre Haute newspaper, which said they were leaving their "wives and children in the white settlement and . . . solicit the white people not to mal-treat them." Most Wea were forced to move from Indiana. Descendants of Chief Jacco still live in Indiana.
HM NumberHM13MC
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number84.2004.1
Year Placed2004
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Native American Foundation of Western Indiana
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 463977 N 4367938
Decimal Degrees39.46026667, -87.41873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.616', W 87° 25.124'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 36.96" N, 87° 25' 7.44" W
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Area Code(s)812, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215-699 Dresser Dr, Terre Haute IN 47807, US
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