Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah)

Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) (HMZT2)

Location: Defiance, OH 43512 Defiance County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 17.798', W 84° 21.452'

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1752 - 1812

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Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah)
1752 - 1812


Little Turtle, a war chief of the Miami People, was born near
present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana. From 1790 to 1794, he lived in a
Miami village three miles west of this site on the Tiffin River.
As a warrior, he led Native American confederations in battles at
Kekionga (Fort Wayne) and the present Fort Recovery.
As a peacemaker, he counseled local Native Americans to
negotiate for peace with the United States.
In 1795, he signed the Treaty of Greenville.

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Dedicated
March 23, 2001


Little Turtle was well-known for is oratorical powers and military
leadership. As a leader and teacher of the Miami, a champion
of peace, and a servant of his people, Little Turtle embodied the
principles we hope to instill in our students:
To Know, To Understand, To Lead, and To Serve.

The students, alumni, faculty and staff of Defiance College dedicate
this statue in observance of the institution's sesquicentennial year.

John Koepnick, Sculptor
Lebanon, Ohio
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HM NumberHMZT2
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe students, alumni, faculty and staff of Defiance College
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 721246 N 4575055
Decimal Degrees41.29663333, -84.35753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 17.798', W 84° 21.452'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 17' 47.88" N, 84° 21' 27.12" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202 E Session St, Defiance OH 43512, US
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