Chief Tonganoxie

Chief Tonganoxie

Last lineal chief of the Delaware
Indians and "Man of Peace," lived near
here prior to 1864. His lodge was
a stopping place on the trail into
Kansas. His father was Tamarund whose
Delawares went to the aid of kinsmen
in James Fenimore Cooper's famed
classic, "Last of the Mohicans". A
grandfather Tamanand made a famous
treaty with William Penn in 1683.

Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
County
 
Roadside marker in Tonganoxie
Leavenworth County
 

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August 28, 1999 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas / history@kslib.info

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