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GELELEMEND, or KILL-BUCK, Delaware chief, born in Pennsylvania in 1737; died in Goshen, Ohio, in 1811. His name signifies "a leader." He was chief counsellor of the Turkey tribe of the Delaware nation, and, after the death of Captain White Eyes, became principal chief. He was a strenuous advocate for peace among his people during the Revolution, which drew upon him the animosity of those of his countrymen who took up arms against the Americans. Gelelemend united with the Noravian mission at Salem, Ohio, in 1788, and in baptism was named William Henry, after Judge William Henry, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania A lineal descendant is Moravian missionary to Alaska (1887).
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