2009-2017 geophysical survey of the Fort Ouiatenon vicinity, Tippecanoe County, Indiana


From 2009 through 2017, Michael Strezewski (University of Southern Indiana) and Robert G. McCullough (Illinois State Archaeological Survey), conducted magnetometry and resistivity survey over a large area of the Ouiatenon Preserve, located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. The Ouiatenon Preserve contains the archaeological remains of Fort Ouiatenon, which was erected by the French in 1717. Also contained within the preserve are the remains of numerous Native American villages that were once located in the vicinity of the fort. The Ouiatenon vicinity was a hub of Native American fur trade in the central Wabash River valley through 1791, when the towns were destroyed by Kentucky militia, under the leadership of Charles Scott. Recent investigations were focused on extensive magnetometry survey over the fort site, as well as a number of the Native American habitation sites. Targeted resistivity survey was then conducted over areas showing the greatest promise for potential subsurface remains.

Cite this Record

2009-2017 geophysical survey of the Fort Ouiatenon vicinity, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. ( tDAR id: 436165) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RB76S8

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1700 to 1800

Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.999; min lat: 40.395 ; max long: -86.961; max lat: 40.416 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Strezewski; Robert G. McCullough

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-15 of 15)


  1. Fur Trade Archaeology at the Ouiatenon Preserve: The 2016/2017 Geophysical Investigations (2017)
  2. Fur Trade Archeology in the Fort Ouiatenon Vicinity: The 2012/2013 Investigations (2014)
  3. Report of the 2009 Archaeological Investigations at Three Fur Trade-Era Sites in Tippecanoe County, Indiana: Kethtippecanunk (12-T-59), Fort Ouiatenon (12-T-9), and a Kickapoo Village (12-T-335) (2010)


  1. 12T335 2012 mag (north to right).tif (2017)
  2. 12T352 2016 mag (north to right).tif (2017)
  3. 12T9 - 2009 mag (north to right).tif (2017)
  4. 12T9 - 2016 res - N1000, E800 block (north to right).tif (2017)
  5. 12T9 2012 mag (west side) (north to right).tif (2017)
  6. 12T9 2012 mag - east side (north to right).tif (2017)
  7. 12T9 2013 mag (north to right).tif (2017)
  8. 12T9 2016 mag (north to right).tif (2017)
  9. 12T9 2016 res - East res block (N940, E920) (north to right).tif (2017)
  10. 12T9 2016 res - N of Fort N1020 E740 (north to right).tif (2017)
  11. Comp T25-T421 (north to right).tif (2017)
  12. T335 2009 mag 2 (north to right).tif (2017)