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Stones Honor 14 Tribes That Lived At Northern Indiana Site
Updated November 15, 2016 6:44 AM
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(BATTLE GROUND) - A state park near Lafayette that emphasizes Native American history has unveiled a monument that honors the 14 tribes that lived there.

The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier reports the Circle of Stones at Prophetstown State Park in Battle Ground commemorates the tribes that lived at Prophetstown. They include the Ojibwe, Delaware, Kickapoo, Miami, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Shawnee, Wea, Wyandot, Winnebago, Fox, Sac, Creek and Menominee.

A 15th stone pays tribute to the unidentified tribes with a plaque that reads, "For those who stood with the unknown tribes, but whose presence history failed to record."

Native American Indian Affairs Commission Chairwoman Sally Tuttle says she hopes when people visit the site they will thank the Native American ancestors for their sacrifices and hardships, saying their footprints are still on the land.



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