Little Turtle

Mihšihkinaahkwa (The Turtle or more commonly known as Little Turtle)

Mihšihkinaahkwa was a war chief of the Myaamia (Miami) people, and one of the most renowned Native American military leaders of his time. Under his leadership, the Myaamia, Delaware, Shawnee, Ottawa, and Wyandot achieved major victories against Mihši-maalhsa (United States) forces in the 1790s during the Mihši-maalhsa Wars (also called the Northwest Indian Wars, or Little Turtle’s War). In 1791, they defeated General St. Clair, who lost 600 men, the most decisive loss by the United States against Native American forces ever.

 

Chief Little Turtle Memorial

My report on the ongoing efforts to clean-up the Chief Little Turtle Memorial will be posted soon.


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