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 Chief Taimah
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Chief Taimah

Original Name Tama
Birth
Death 1830 (aged 39–40)
Cenotaph Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 4960 · View Source
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Fox Chief. Taimah which roughly translates to ‘man who makes the rocks tremble.' He was chiefly remembered as the man who saved the Indian agent at Prairie du Chien from murder. In 1824, he traveled to Washington, D.C. to negotiate a treaty for the Fox. His memorial stone, located about five and a half yards from the purported grave reads: "In memory of Chief Taima (Tama) of the Fox Tribe, Thunder Clan. An Indian gentleman and a true friend of the early white settlers. Chief Tama proved proved his devotion to the white man by traveling to Prairie du Chien, Wisc. When a plot had been made by a redman to raid the place and kill the agent. By revealing the plot to his tribe, he saved the agent. Tama, Iowa in Tama County and the Tama Indian tribe all bear his name. His grave is twenty rods east of here."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4960
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chief Taimah (1790–1830), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4960, citing Chief Taimah Memorial Site, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .