Five Medals Village

Five Medals Village (HMK59)

Location: New Paris, IN 46553 Elkhart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 31.033', W 85° 49.004'

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Near this spot stood the village of thePotawatomi War Chief Five Medals, whoseIndian name was Onaska. This chief ceasedhostilities against the United States government after signing the Greenville Treaty, 1795.

He met with Presidents George Washington 1796 and Thomas Jefferson 1801. Five Medals remained peacefultoward the U.S. government even though this villagewas destroyed by U.S. troops in 1812 and again in 1813.

The remains of Five Medals rest in this vicinity,forever embraced by mother earth which the Potawatomi so cherished.
HM NumberHMK59
Year Placed1990
Placed ByElkhart County Historical Society, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 598733 N 4596851
Decimal Degrees41.51721667, -85.81673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 31.033', W 85° 49.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 31' 1.98" N, 85° 49' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 67274-67398 Co Rd 29, New Paris IN 46553, US
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