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 County
Roadside marker in Tonganoxie
Leavenworth County


August 28, 1999 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas /

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