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'''Pickawillany''' was a [[Miami tribe|Miami Indian]] village located on the current site of the city of [[Piqua, Ohio]], in the [[United States]].
It was created in 1748 by [[Memeskia|La Demoiselle]], a Miami chief, and was [[Raid on Pickawillany|destroyed]] by the [[France|French]] and their Indian allies under [[Charles Langlade]] in June 1752. (Langlade would also take part in [[Edward Braddock|Braddock's Defeat]], three years later.)
The remains of Pickawillany may have been the site of a 1763 battle, described by [[Black Hoof]], in which Miami and [[Wyandot people|Wyandot]] fortified themselves against [[Lenape|Delaware]] and [[Shawnee]], who gave up the siege after seven days.
[[Michikinikwa|Chief Little Turtle]], at [[Treaty of Greenville|Greeneville]], is quoted as saying 'You discovered on the Great Miami traces of an old fort. It was not a French fort, brother, it was a fort built by me.' It is likely that this is an error in translation, and that he actually said "a fort built by Mishikinakwa (The Turtle)" which was also the name of an early Miami leader known to be at Pickawillany.
Pickawillany was a trading post/fort.
* [http://dailycall.com/main.asp?SectionID=86&SubSectionID=164&ArticleID=174154 Piqua Daily Call story of archaelogical dig by Hocking College students and Ohio Historical Society at Fort Pickawillany site (July 30, 2011)]
* [http://ns1763.ca/remem/7yw-timeline-w.html Seven Years' War timeline] including a good map showing Pickawillany location