Chief Waupaca
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 44° 36.962 W 088° 54.002
16T E 349251 N 4942053
Quick Description: Chief Waupaca Marker near Marion. I find it strange that there are no dates of any kind in the story.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 10:24:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM1ZFF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 40

Long Description:
Chief Waupaca, better known as Sam Wapuka, was a friendly Potawatomi Indian who lived in this vicinity about the time the first white men arrived. Although he was friendly to the settlers, his tribesmen were bitterly opposed to the invasion of the white man. Once on a trip with several of his warriors, they stopped where the present city of Waupaca is located. His men were eager to massacre the entire small settlement and Wapuka talked long and eloquently to prevent it. He succeeded but when he remounted his pony to continue on his way, he suddenly fell dead from his horse. His companions hurriedly buried him almost where he fell. Later relatives purchased several acres of land, including this site, and brought the body here. His sons Shopodock and Hongkoot, stepson Jake and at least sixteen other relatives are buried here with him.
County: Waupaca

Location: Park

MarkerID: 73

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