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Home of Chief Richardville

Location: Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, SW corner US 24 & SR 9, Huntington. (Huntington County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 35.1966.1

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Jean Baptiste Richardville (Pe-she-wah), 1761-1841, last great chief of the Miamis, made the forks of the Wabash his principal residence. His mother was the influential Tau-cum-wah, sister of Chief Little Turtle.

Keywords

American Indian/Native American