Mecosta is best known as a signer of the Treaty of Logansport (7 Stat. 501) on April 22, 1836, which ceded lands reserved in the Treaty of Tippecanoe, and began the removal of Mecosta's band of Potawatomi from Indiana to lands west of the Mississippi River.
The following places in Michigan are directly or indirectly named for the chief:
- Lake Mecosta in Mecosta County, Michigan
- Mecosta, Michigan
- Mecosta County, Michigan
- Mecosta Township, Michigan
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