Gnadenhutten Native Burial Mound

The Gnadenhutten Massacre took place in 1782 in what was then very much the frontier.  I covered this event in the blog, “The Moravians, the Ahekomeko Indians and the Gnadenhutten Massacre.”

As I was looking for something entirely unrelated, I stumbled across this picture of the Native burial mound in the Gnadenhutten-Clay Union Cemetery in Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.


This cemetery (one of the oldest in Ohio) was originally an Indian burial ground. Today there are around 500 burials here. The mound in the picture is 3 feet high & 10 feet across and contains the remains of the slaughtered Christian Native Americans.

About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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