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Gnadenhutten monument
Description: 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_B14F03_025_001
Subjects: Monuments--Ohio; Memorials--Ohio; Gnadenhutten Massacre, Gnadenhutten, Ohio, 1782; American Indians in Ohio
Places: Gnadenhutten (Ohio); Tuscarawas County (Ohio)