Chief Tonquish Burial Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Scook
N 42° 21.067 W 083° 23.144
17T E 303503 N 4691518
Quick Description: Chief Tonquish Burial Site Michigan Historical Site Local Site no 426
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2006 7:22:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMAJ3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Scook
Views: 100

Long Description:

"Chief Tonquish and his son are buried nearby. Chief Tonquish led a band of Potawatomi Indians in this area in the early nineteenth century. In 1819,a series of clashes between these Indians and pioneers in the vicinity culminated in the death of a white man. Angry settlers pursued the Indians along the River rouge to the point where it into what is now known as Tonquish Creek. Here Chief Tonquish was killed in a futile attempt to save his son's life. Their deaths marked the end of significant Indian skirmishes in southeastern Michigan. This event reflected many of the tensions and conflicts between Indians and dettlers over such matters as food and territory which occurred during the westward movement in America."

Located on Wayne Road between Warren Road and Ann Arbor Trail in Westland, MI
Historical Name: Chief Tonquish

Parking nearby?: no

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Registered Site #: 426

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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