Lost Treasures In Indiana - Indian Gold

By Michael Paul Henson
From page 38 of the February, 1980 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1980 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved


This is a little known cache of gold that, as far as can be learned, has had no searching done for it. The Indian village of Chippenwanung stood about one mile east of where Route 31 crosses the Tippecanoe River near Rochester, Indiana. It was here in 1836 that the treaty with the Potawatomi Indians was made. For the sum of $64,000 in gold, which was brought by wagon from Fort Wayne, the Indians gave up several hundred acres of land surrounding their village and agreed to move west of the Mississippi River.Two white traders that had trading posts near the Indian village claimed the Indians owed them $24,000 for supplies.
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