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Chief Waubonsie
Birth: 1765
Indiana, USA
Death: 1848
Iowa, USA

Potawatomi Indian Chief. He was the leader of the Potawatomi American Indian tribe which came into prominence in the area of Illinois during the early 1800's. His name means "early dawn" or " break of day" and his brother Mucadapuckee or "black partridge", was also a chief. Chief Waubonsie was well known for his peaceful ways and for helping the settlers. In 1836, he was one of the chiefs who negotiated the Treaty of the Wabash and also was a signer to several other treaties, including the Treaty of Chicago in 1832. He traveled to Washington, D.C. at age 70 in 1835, met with delegations from other tribes and had an interview with President Andrew Jackson. In 1837, all the Indians were rounded up and sent to Chicago, where they met other bands of the Pottawatomie and began their walks to other states for settlement. Waubonsie and his people went to Tama, Iowa and he was present at a great assemblage of tribes in the Indian territory in 1843. He made a final trip to Washington D.C. for the Treaty of 1846 and on the long journey back to Iowa, he died of old age. The grave of Chief Waubonsie near Tabor in Mills County Iowa, is a National Historical Marker. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Pottawattamie Chief Waubonsie Burial Site
Mills County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Oct 25, 2003
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