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 Chief Wapello

Chief Wapello

Birth
Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 15 Mar 1842 (aged 54–55)
Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Burial Agency, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 4961 · View Source
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Fox Primary Chief. Born in what is present day Wisconsin, he maintained friendly relations with white settlers throughout his life. As chief, he signed treaties at Fort Armstrong in 1822; at Prairie du Chien in 1830; again at Fort Armstrong in 1832; at Dubuque, Iowa in 1836; and at Washington, D.C., in 1837. During that same year Wapello and Chief Keokuk accompanied Indian Agent General James Street on a tour of the American northeast. Wapello spoke at Boston, stating his nation's desire live in harmony with white settlers. While on a hunting trip, the 55 year old chief became ill, lingering a few days before dying on the banks of Rock Creek in present day Keokuk County, Iowa. His body was returned to the Indian Agency by ox cart, accompanied by numerous mourners. According to Wapello's wishes, he was buried on the agency beside the grave of his friend, Indian Agent, General Street.

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In memory of WA Pel Lo.
A Principal Chief of the FOXES.
Who was born at Prairie Du Chien
About the year 1787
Died near the fork of the Skunk River
March 15 1842
and here buried at his ouw request .
This stone was Erected by the
SAC and FOX Nation


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4961
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chief Wapello (1787–15 Mar 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4961, citing Chief Wapello Memorial Park, Agency, Wapello County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .