Departure of the Wyandot Indians

Departure of the Wyandot Indians (HMHM4)

Location: Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 Wyandot County
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N 40° 50.136', W 83° 16.696'

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[Front side of marker]: "Departure of the Wyandot Indians"

The 1817 Treaty of Fort Meigs opened much of northwest Ohio to white settlement. In return, the U.S. Government granted the Wyandot Nation permanent use of the Grand Reserve at present-day Upper Sandusky. There farming continued, a school was built, and, in 1824, this Mission Church was constructed by Indians and Methodist missionaries. However, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 called for relocation of all eastern Native Americans to areas beyond the Mississippi River. By 1840, all Ohio Indians had been removed except for the Wyandot, who refused to leave, preferring instead to stay upon their beloved Sandusky (now known as Killdeer) Plains.
Facing considerable pressure from Federal authorities, the Wyandot Nation in 1842 agreed to relinquish the Grand Reserve and move west. From this site on July 12, 1843, 664 individuals began their week-long journey to awaiting steamboats at Cincinnati. The Wyandot were the last organized Native American people to leave Ohio, settling in modern-day Kansas and Oklahoma. (Continued on side two)

[Reverse side of marker]: "Departure of the Wyandot Indians"

(Continued from side one) In remembrance of the Wyandot Indians.
(Engraving of enclosed artwork; the Wyandot branding iron design)
The branding iron design used by the Wyandot Nation, late 1700s.
HM NumberHMHM4
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number2-88
Year Placed1999
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, City of Upper Sandusky, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:34am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 307911 N 4523005
Decimal Degrees40.83560000, -83.27826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 50.136', W 83° 16.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 50' 8.16" N, 83° 16' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)419, 740, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 E Church St, Upper Sandusky OH 43351, US
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