Miami Indian Memorial

Miami Indian Memorial (HM1CON)

Location: La Fontaine, IN 46940 Wabash County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 39.397', W 85° 44.999'

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Chief Metocinyah, whose village was destroyed by Campbell's troops during the Mississinewa Expedition of 1812, has been credited with quieting the Miami after the invasion. This service to the Americans is believed to be the reason his band was given a reservation of 6,400 acres, including 10 miles of river frontage by the Treaty of 1838. The Meshingomesia Reservation, the last in Indiana, was confirmed to Chief Meshingomesia by the Treaty of 1840. By petition to the Congress in 1873 Meshingomesia was persuaded to divide the land under government supervision, among the 63 members of the band then living. Soon after the division, the land mostly was in the hand of Americans, by marriage as well as by purchase.
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 10:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 605673 N 4501390
Decimal Degrees40.65661667, -85.74998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.397', W 85° 44.999'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 23.82" N, 85° 44' 59.94" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11399 Co Rd 1100 S, La Fontaine IN 46940, US
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