historic Native American village in Ohio

Pickawillany (also spelled Pickawillamy, Pickawillani, or Picqualinni) was a Miami Indian Village in the 18th century. It was along the Great Miami River in the Ohio Valley. An English trading site was close to the village. Both British and French wanted the land in the Ohio Country. The Miami people stopped relations with French fur traders. The Miami Chief La Demoiselle sided with the British. Céloron de Blainville visited the town to convince La Demoiselle to be allies with the French. Pickawillany became one of the largest Native American communities east of the Mississippi River. The French raided the town several times. The French fur trader Charles Langlade led Native tribes against Pickawillany in 1752 and destroyed the town.[1][2][3]

Historic Native American village
Etymology: Unami: pekowiiøa "ash people"
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Location of Pickawillany Village
Location of Pickawillany Village
Coordinates: 40°08′51″N 84°14′53″W / 40.1475°N 84.2481°W / 40.1475; -84.2481Coordinates: 40°08′51″N 84°14′53″W / 40.1475°N 84.2481°W / 40.1475; -84.2481
Present-day communityPiqua, Ohio
Demolished21 June 1752
 • Estimate 
400 families (1,200–1,600 people)
Destruction of Fort Pickawillany


  1. "Pickawillany - Ohio History Central". ohiohistorycentral.org. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
  2. Costa, David J. (2014-12-01). "On the Origins of "Pickawillany"". Names. 62 (4): 214–217. doi:10.1179/0027773814Z.00000000090. ISSN 1756-2279. S2CID 162315944.
  3. Lucido, Aimee. "Raid On Pickawillany". World History Project. Archived from the original on September 27, 2022. Retrieved August 6, 2022.