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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Wm. Wells 1770-1812 Wm. Wells 1770-1812

Location: Whitley County Museum/Home of Marshall, 108 W. Jefferson Street, Columbia City. (Whitley County, Indiana)

Erected by the Society of Indiana Pioneers

ID# : 92.1959.1

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Miami captive at 14; adopted by Little Turtle; appointed chief scout by Wayne in 1793; granted farm near Ft. Wayne by Congress for "valiant and conspicuous service." Died in Ft. Dearborn Massacre.

Keywords

American Indian/Native American, Early Settlement and Exploration