Battle of Pickawillany

Battle of Pickawillany (HMD38)

Location: Piqua, OH 45356 Miami County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 10.771', W 84° 15.745'

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In the mid-1700s, France found its influence waning among midwestern tribes as it contested for Native American trade and military alliances with Great Britain. Shortly after Miami Chief Memeskia (also known as Old Britain or La Demoiselle) moved his village to Pickawillany, British traders were given permission to establish a small post in the village, which was deep in the territory claimed by France. When French demands to evacuate the post failed, Charles Langlade led a party of 250 Ottawa and Ojibwa warriors and French Canadians in a surprise attack on the Miami village on June 21, 1752. The trading post was destroyed, British traders were taken to Detroit as prisoners, and Memeskia was executed. Pickawillany was completely abandoned soon after. As a prelude to the French and Indian War, the Battle of Pickawillany fueled land claim and trading right conflicts between France and Britain.
HM NumberHMD38
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Marker Number6-55
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Marietta Chapter NSDAR Piqua Historical Area and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 733081 N 4451276
Decimal Degrees40.17951667, -84.26241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.771', W 84° 15.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 46.26" N, 84° 15' 44.70" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9821-9899 Co Hwy 110, Piqua OH 45356, US
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