(Marker No. 9 CVP)
De Soto, Vernon County, Wisconsin
43° 25.639′ N, 91° 12.238′ W
No. 9. C.V.P. 1930. S.
The first Winnebago chief Winneshiek fought with British at Mackinac 1812, at Sandusky 1813 and helped McKay take Prairie du Chien from U.S. in 1814. He died at Lansing Iowa in 1848. Legend since 1855 claims his burial on Mt. Winneshiek. The second chief of this name was removed to Neb.
De Soto is built over an Indian cemetery and undoubtedly here lie braves who, led by Charles de Langlade, fought Braddock in 1755 and at Quebec in 1759 when Wolfe and Montcalm were slain.
The marker is located on southbound Great River Road Wisconsin / State Highway 35, just north of its intersection with Main Street / State Highway 82, De Soto, Wisconsin 54624.
See also, Marker 216: Chief Win-no-shik, the Elder, also at this location.
Indian History of Winneshiek County (Iowa): Chief Winneshiek (scroll down past three other chiefs).
With the swollen Mississippi River sparkling in the distance.
See also Wisconsin Historical Society "official" marker,
Marker 216: Chief Win-no-shik, the Elder, also at this location.
Looking northeast -- the railroad tracks behind the marker.
Signage on northbound Highway 35.
The marker is located in De Soto, Wisconsin.