Saturday, October 22, 2011

Famous Hoosier...

before we were "Hoosiers."

Little Turtle was born in northeastern Indiana about 1750.

The trouble with calling your kid "Junior."

Chief of the Miamis, Little Turtle was named "Turtle" (Mishikinakwa) after his father. He was often called "Little Turtle" to distinguish him from the parent. Thus in spite of his prowess as a warrior and leader, he was ever after known as "Little."

October 22, 1790 Little Turtle defeated the USA at the site of present-day Fort Wayne. He engaged successfully in other battles as well, but he later pressed for peace with the United States.

More about Little Turtle's military prowess is related by Richard Battin here.

I had a friend who passed away recently at age 92. He was known as "Junior" his entire life.

October 22, 1844, the Millerites, followers of William Miller, await the Second Coming of Christ. The next day is known as the Great Disappointment.

October 22, 2011, is again, I guess, the Great Disappointment for the followers of Camping. --


Vee said...

I was surprised that the guy didn't go into hiding after the first miss.(And I have never figured out why people from Indiana are called Hoosiers.)

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Family Radio has mostly good sound programming except for Harold Camping. It's hard to believe people are deceived by his false teachings and lies?

God Bless and have a Wonderful Week :-)

*The Old Geezer Blog

vanilla said...

Vee, one would think that the embarrassment of the previous errors would preclude continued proclamations. (Several good stories about the origin of "Hoosiers.")

Ron, we were warned by the Master that many would be deceived by false teachings. Stay alert! and be faithful. Thanks for visiting; come again.