Muncie, originally known as
Munseetown or Muncey Town
The village was originally named for
the Munsee clan of the Delaware Indians.
And...Muncie is located in Delaware County.
Getting the drift?
Now on to the misnomer “Chief Munsee” and its true history…
After Edmund Burke Ball of the famed Ball family died,
his widow and children wanted a sculpture to stand as a memorial to him.
His widow had seen the original sculpture
which stood in front of Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
So the family worked with the renowned sculptor Cyrus Dallin
to make a full-size replica of the original sculpture.
"Appeal to the Great Spirit" stands just east of the family homes at the fork
of Walnut Street and Granville Avenue.
Below is a postcard I often send to Postcrossing members.
Other historic details about Munseetown
"Appeal the Great Spirit"
can be found