Indians Murdered 1824

Indians Murdered 1824 (HM1YY1)

Location: Pendleton, IN 46064 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 0.386', W 85° 44.698'

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Side A
U.S. took American Indian lands in central Indiana by treaty in 1818. Some Indian villages and camps remained in the area as white settlers rushed to buy land. In the spring of 1824, white men murdered nine Indian men, women and children living at their winter camp on a stream about eight miles east of here. White residents soon arrested all but one of the culprits. (Continued on other side)
Side B
To allay fears of settlers and Indians, U.S. Indian Agent John Johnston used federal funds to provide supplies to families of Indian victims and to build a log jail near here to secure the accused. Following jury trials, three perpetrators were hanged in 1825; Governor James Ray pardoned one young man. In this rare case, Indians obtained some justice from U.S. law.
HM NumberHM1YY1
Year Placed2017
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Historic Fall Creek, Pendleton Settlement
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Date Added Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 607120 N 4429225
Decimal Degrees40.00643333, -85.74496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.386', W 85° 44.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 23.16" N, 85° 44' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)765, 317
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-502 N Pendleton Ave, Pendleton IN 46064, US
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