Chief Leatherlips

We arrived in Dublin, Ohio, at Scioto Park, on the banks of the Scioto River, just as it began to rain. I waited until the heavy stuff passed, then dashed out and took some photos of the Chief Leatherlips Monument. The plaque nearby reads:

Chief Leatherlips was a good friend to Indian and white man alike. To the Wyandots, Chief Leatherlips was called SHA-TE-YAH-RON-YA, which means “same size as blue.” In later years, he was called SOU-CHA-ET-ESS, which means “Long Gray Hair.” He was given the name, Leatherlips, by the white settlers in this area. They called him this because of his admirable trait of never breaking a promise.”

He was executed somewhere in this general area by fellow tribe-members who weren’t thrilled with his friendship with the evil white people.

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You can walk up the back to the top of his head and pretend you’re his hair, but since Sally didn’t get out of the car in the rain, I had to settle for these photos.

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