Thursday, 11 February 2010

William Wells

Someone who figures prominently in the period of Little Turtle is his son-in-law, a son of a Revolutionary war soldier who was captured by the Miami at the age of twelve.
The wiki states

William Wells (c. 1770 – 15 August 1812), also known as Apekonit ("Carrottop"), was the son-in-law of Chief Little Turtle of the Miamis. He fought for the Miami in the Northwest Indian War, but during the course of that war, he became a US army officer, and also served in the War of 1812.

Wells died a hero at the Fort Dearborn Massacre - read about it here

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