Kiilhsoohkwa (Kilsoquah)

Kiilhsoohkwa (Kilsoquah) (HM15JF)

Location: Roanoke, IN 46783 Huntington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 58.34', W 85° 22.349'

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Born 1810 in what is now Huntington County. She was a granddaughter of Miami Chief Little Turtle. Her second husband was Antoine Revarre; her son Anthony Revarre, lived with her near Roanoke and acted as interpreter since she spoke only Miami. Most Miami were removed from Indiana 1846; 1850 act of Congress exempted her only son and other Miami people.

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Honored with a grand celebration on her 100th birthday. Died September 4, 1915. For many years, Kiilhsoohkwa cared for the flag reportedly presented to her other grandfather, šhimaakanehsia, at the Treaty of Greenville between the U.S. and several Indian tribes 1795. Flag is rare artifact significant in American history and Miami Indian tradition.

HM NumberHM15JF
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number35.2005.1
Year Placed2005
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Roanoke Area Heritage Center, Inc., and Miami Nation - Miami, Oklahoma
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 636936 N 4536961
Decimal Degrees40.97233333, -85.37248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 58.34', W 85° 22.349'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 58' 20.40" N, 85° 22' 20.94" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1133 N Main St, Roanoke IN 46783, US
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