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Old 05-03-2009, 11:16 AM   #309
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Mingo Flats - Randolph Co

Located on Rt 219 in southern Randolph Co, just above the Pocahontas Co / Randolph Co line.

The Mingo Indians were Native Americans who settled in the Ohio Valley during the mid-17th Century. THey were related to the Delaware and Iroquoise Indians. One of the most famous Mingo leaders (but not a Chief) was "Chief Logan", who had good relations with white settlers until his family was brutally murdered. After exacting revenge, he lived peacefully with the white settlers once again. However, the Indian Removal Act, signed by Andrew Jackson, forced the Mingos and other Native Americans to move west, where they settled in Kansas.

For more information on the Mingo Indians: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingo

For more information on the Indian Removal Act: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Removal_Act






Historical Marker located on Rt 219 in Mingo (far southern Randolph Co).






View northbound on Rt 219 at Mingo.


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