Thursday, December 5, 2013

Giant Remains Of Fox Chief Keokuk Unearthed in Missouri

Giant Remains Of Fox Chief Keokuk Unearthed in Missouri



 A History of Pioneer Families of Missouri, 1876
       It is not known for certain whether any of the Indians were killed in this battle or not but one of their chiefs, named Keokuk, a man of some distinction, was wounded and died shortly after. He was buried in the prairie, one and one-half miles northeast of the present town of Wellsville, in Montgomery County. In 1826 his remains were taken up by Dr. Bryan and several other gentlemen and upon his breast was found a large silver medal, containing his name, rank, etc. He was evidently a giant in stature, for the jaw bone, which, with several other bones of the body, are still preserved by Mrs. Dr. Peery, of Montgomery county, will fit over the face of the largest sized man.