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Gnadenhutten Indian monument
Description: Handwritten on reverse: "Gnadenhutten Indian Monument. S.H. Green, W. High Ave. New Phila." This photograph shows a 35 foot tall limestone (another account says Indiana Marble) obelisk bearing the inscription (on the south side): "Here triumphed in death ninety Christian Indians, March 8, 1782." The north side bears the date of the dedication ceremony. The Gnadenhutten Monument Fund commissioned R.S. Miller of Indiana to construct the memorial, in 1871. It stands in the in the center of the old village, in the Gnadenhutten Historical Park and Cemetery, on Cherry Street. The Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre, was the killing on March 8, 1782, of ninety-six Christian Lenape (Delaware) by colonial American militia from Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War. The incident took place at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhütten, Ohio, near present-day Gnadenhutten. The site of the village was preserved. A reconstructed cabin and cooper's house were built there, and a monument to the dead was erected. The village site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B09F10_028_1
Subjects: Monuments--Ohio; Memorials--Ohio; Obelisks; Gnadenhutten Massacre, Gnadenhutten, Ohio, 1782; National Register of Historic Places
Places: Gnadenhutten (Ohio); Tuscarawas County (Ohio)