Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Noted Indian's Bones ( Aubbeenaubbee)

Noted Indian's Bones

Remains of Aubbenaubbee Discovered by Capt. Crook

About ten years ago while Capt. Crook was in conversation with the late Major McFadden of Logansport (t he latter a great friend of Aubbeenaubee) in speaking of the noble deeds of the noted chief pointed out the indentical spot to Capt. Crook where Aubbeenaubbee was buried.

It has been Capt Crook's aim ever since to own the lot that furnished the last resting place for the chief, and not until a year aso were his fondest hopes realized.

This season he decided to build a dry dock on this lot, having a double purpose in view - to get his dock and, in making the excavation, to find if possible, the bones of Aubbeenaubee.

The work was progressing nicely; each shovel of earth was being watched closely; but the death like silence was broken one day recently when Capt Fisher was hear to scream followed by fainting.

Jess Jones turned a flipflop into the water. Ex-marshall Wood tried to tell "Dad" something to tell his folks b ut he was to full for utterance.

Capt. Jack Hermling rushed to a phone and phoned his best "gal" at Danville that he would be home on the next train as he had discovered "Indian signs"/ She propmptly replied, "Jack hold out as long as possible, for I have a new feller". The wedding will be postponed indefinitely.

After the excitement was over there lay the coveted treasure, the bones of the great chief. All gathered around with bowed heads and solomen faces to view the remains of the once noble chieftain who chose his burial place at the edge of the lake whose waters he loved so well.

The dry dock will be his monumnet - the "Aubeenaubee dock".

The bones are being carefully guarded b y Capt Crookm but can be seen at any time by calling on him.

Letter are pouring in from different institutions all over the county offering fanulous prices for them, but they have all been turned down.

A letter from the White HOuse was received offering to secure an appropriation from congress to erect a monument to the memory of Aubeenaubee in the National cemetery at Washington if the remains were sent ther, but Capt Crook is detemined they shall rest near the beautiful waters of Maxinkuckee which can truthfully claim this noble aboriginal chief as its own in life and in death.

But few are aware of thr tragic death of Chief Aubeenaubee who stood 6 feet 6 inches in his moccasins, straight as an arrow, a giant in strength, a cyclone when angry.

Becoming angered at his son Thindering Bull one day he punished him. The son, ture to his Indiana instinct, stole upon his father that night and sank his tomahawk deep into his skull. Aubeenaubee survived long enough to select his burial spot.

His remains will be incased in a nice metallic box and all Culver will be called upon to pay the last tribute to respect to the once noted chief - DaD.

Culver Citizen - Jun 25 1908