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Joc-O-Sot

  • Original Name Walking Bear
  • Birth 1810
  • Death 1844 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 22546

Was a chief of the Fox or Mesquakie tribe which resided in the Iowa area. During 1831, he fought in the Black Hawk War against the United States. Following the war Joc-O-Sot made his way east to Cleveland in the early 1830's. Here he began leading hunting and fishing expeditions. He made the acquaintance of a theater promotor, Dan Marble. He joined Marble's theatrical group, touring various cities performing in plays which represented Native American life. In 1844 Joc-O-Sot traveled with the company to England and was received in audience by Queen Victoria. Joc-O-Sot fell ill while in England and, on his own, returned to Cleveland where he died.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22546
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joc-O-Sot (1810–1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22546, citing Erie Street Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .