Leatherlips Park

Dublin, Ohio

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Leatherlips Park is located on Riverside Drive, just north of State Route 161, in Dublin, Ohio. The park is home of the Leatherlips sculpture which was placed there in 1990.

Chief Leatherlips was a friend to both Native Americans and white settlers. He was a member of the Wyandot tribe. He was given the name "Leatherlips" by the white settlers because he never broke a promise that he made to anyone. Leatherlips was executed in June of 1810 along the Scioto River, not far from the park, by his fellow tribesmen. Supposedly they thought he was too friendly with the white settlers, and he was also against going to war with them. According to history, Chief Leatherlips was a kind, intelligent, dignified man.

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