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Wawasee or Wawaausee often contracted into Wawbee and known as ("Full Moon") was a Miami chief who lived in what is now Kosciusko County, Indiana, in the United States. He was brother to Miami chief Papakeecha.

A tribal chief is the leader of a tribal society or chiefdom.

Kosciusko County, Indiana County in the United States

Kosciusko County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. Census 2010 recorded the population at 77,358. The county seat is Warsaw.

Indiana State of the United States of America

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.

Wawasee was a signatory to the Treaty of Mississinewas and in the mid-1830s, Wawasee was allotted a small village where the town of Syracuse currently is — situated near the southeast corner of Lake Wabee, approximately two and one-half miles southeast of Milford including the eastern shores of Lake Wabee.

The Treaty of Mississinewas or the Treaty of Mississinewa also called Treaty of the Wabash is an 1826 treaty between the United States and the Miami and Potawatomi Tribes regarding purchase of Indian lands in Indiana and Michigan. The signing was held at the mouth of the Mississinewa River on the Wabash, hence the name.

Syracuse, Indiana Town in Indiana, United States

Syracuse is a town in Turkey Creek Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,810 at the 2010 census.

Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana Town in Indiana, United States

Milford is a town in Van Buren Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,562 at the 2010 census.

Chief Wawasee, like his brother, was big and strong. He was a minor leader in the Miami tribe but was somewhat significant as brother of Papakeecha. Wawasee dressed up for special occasions by wearing a large silver ring that hung from the cartilage of his nose. He sometimes substituted a fish bone for the ring. Turkey Lake became Lake Wawasee in his honor.

Lake Wawasee

Lake Wawasee, formerly Turkey Lake, is a natural lake southeast of Syracuse in Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. It is the largest natural lake wholly contained within Indiana. It is located just east of Indiana State Road 13.

Wawasee is the namesake of both Wawasee, Indiana and Wawasee Village. The high school Wawasee High School located in and serving Syracuse and the surrounding area is also named in Wawasee's honor.

Wawasee, Indiana Unincorporated community in Indiana, United States

Wawasee is an unincorporated community in Turkey Creek Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

Wawasee Village, Indiana Unincorporated community in Indiana, United States

Wawasee Village is an unincorporated community in Turkey Creek Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

Wawasee High School is a high school located in Syracuse, Indiana.

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