Benack's Village

Benack's Village (HM158A)

Location: Bourbon, IN 46504 Marshall County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 13.849', W 86° 6.322'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 207 views
Inscription
(Side 1)
Osheakkebe, also known as Stephen Benack, was an ogimaa (leader) whose village was near here, 1834-1848. Born circa 1780 of Potawatomi and French-Canadian heritage, Benack resisted United States' taking of lands long inhabited by Indians and sided with Great Britain in War of 1812. He and allied Indian leaders signed 1815 peace treaty at Spring Wells near Detroit.

(Side 2)
Indian leaders traded tribal lands in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin to U.S., 1817-1832, for annuities, reserves, and land rights. By treaty, Benack secured 2000 acres of land including his village, which remained despite U.S. forced removal of Indians from Indiana in 1830s and 1840s. Benack died in 1855 and was buried at the University of Notre Dame.
Details
HM NumberHM158A
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Tags
Marker Number50.2011.1
Year Placed2011
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Potawatomi Wildlife Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 574977 N 4564766
Decimal Degrees41.23081667, -86.10536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 13.849', W 86° 6.322'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 13' 50.94" N, 86° 6' 19.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 17th Rd, Bourbon IN 46504, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?