Bill Moose

Bill Moose (HM277J)

Location: Columbus, OH 43214 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.846', W 83° 1.202'

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The Treaty of Greeneville temporarily ended the Indian Wars and
opened the west to white settlers. Kihue (aka Bill Moose), a
Native American and member of the Wyandotte tribe, was born
in Ohio in 1837. By 1846 all but twelve Wyandotte families had
removed to Kansas. Bill and his family remained in Ohio. They
kept native traditions, traveling throughout the state, using
the rivers as guides. In1878 Bill joined the Sells Brothers
Circus. He traveled the world playing the role of an Indian in Bill
Cody's Wild West Show. In 1915 he returned to central Ohio. He
made his home in a cave in the Overbrook (Adena) Ravine. When
his cave home collapsed, neighbors built him a cabin at the
corner of Indianola and Morse Roads. Bill lived in that cabin
for many years. He entertained the children of the area with
his stories. Ultimately he moved to the Franklin County
Home for the Aged. Kihue died on July 12, 1937, a few months
shy of his 100th birthday. Tens of thousands are said to have
attended his funeral. His final resting place is along the Scioto
River. A stone tepee marks the site. Bill Moose is known as
the last Wyandotte in Ohio.
HM NumberHM277J
Year Placed2016
Placed ByFriends of Bill Moose, Clintonville Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 327683 N 4434976
Decimal Degrees40.04743333, -83.02003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.846', W 83° 1.202'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 50.76" N, 83° 1' 12.12" W
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Area Code(s)614
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4186-4202 N High St, Columbus OH 43214, US
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