Tarhe Monument

Tarhe Monument:

Located 4 miles north of Upper Sandusky off State Highway 67 N on County Highway 37

Chief Tarhe & Monument

Wyandotte Grand Sachem, born near what is present day Detroit to the Porcupine Clan, he was a warrior from an early age, fighting new settlement in the old Northwest Territory during Lord Dunmore's war, at the Battle of Point Pleasant, the Battle of Bloody Bridge, Fort Sandusky, and Presque Isle. When war chief, Half-King, died in 1788, the tribal council chose Tarhe to be his successor; the first of his clan to be so honored. In 1794, he was one of thirteen chiefs to fight at Fallen Timbers. Of them, only Tarhe survived, though he lost the use of one arm. In July 1795, he represented the Wyandottes at the signing of the Treaty of Greenville, and afterwards continually urged his people toward peace with the Americans. In 1818, he died at Cranetown near the Upper Sandusky at about age 76 in . His funeral was, to that date, the largest ever held for a Sachem. Peers among other tribes traveled from vast distances to attend such as the Indian Nations from the Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley Areas. He has also been called Le Chef Grue, Tarhee, Tarkee, Takee, the Crane, or Monsieur Grue.

 

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