History Of The Shawnee: Part 1

PART 1 As published in the Official Newsletter of the Piqua Shawnee (Summer 2018) By Barbara Lehmann, Piqua Shawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Barbara’s History Corner: Here is an article from Access Geneology (1/13/15): The history of the Shawnee begins in 1669-70. They were then living in two bodies at a considerable distance apart, and […]

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Bluejacket Carved Walking Stick

Walking Stick Shawnee tribal leader Charles Bluejacket carved this walking stick for his friend Charles Boles, a Methodist missionary, in the mid- to late-19th century. The two met in Kansas in the early 1850s, when the church assigned Boles to preach to the Shawnee tribe. A deep friendship took root between two men in the […]

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Native Heritage Commission: Piqua Shawnee Exhibit – October 6, 2018 Opening Reception

Exhibition Dates October 6 – 31, 2018 Opening Reception October 6, 2018 3p-3p Berea College – Hutchins Library There will be about 30 – 35 framed images with accompanying text. Images are either 20 @20X30” and 12-15 @ 24X36” The topic is the Piqua Shawnee, many of whom live here in KY though the tribe […]

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Fort Mims: Tensaw Alabama

Alabama Historical Commission NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES The Fort Mims site commemorates the battle that led to the Creek War of 1813-14. On August 30, 1813 over 700 Creek Indians destroyed Fort Mims. American settlers, U.S. allied Creeks, and enslaved African Americans had sought refuge in the stockade. The Creek warriors who carried out the attack […]

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Cornstalk’s Death

Many Shawnee hoped to remain neutral during the American Revolution, but violence perpetrated by American settlers pushed the Shawnee to the British side. One of the loudest advocates for peace and neutrality was the Maquachake chief, Cornstalk, who corresponded regularly with Congressional Indian agent George Morgan. Cornstalk and other Maquachake leaders were so committed to […]

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Nonhelema Hokolesqua (c. 1718–1786)

Nonhelema Hokolesqua (Cornstalk’s Sister)[1] (c. 1718–1786) Born in 1718 into the Chalakatha (Chilliothe) division of the Shawnee nation, spent her early youth in Pennsylvania. Her brother Cornstalk, and her metis mother Katee accompanied her father Okowellos to the Alabama country in 1725. Their family returned to Pennsylvania with in five years. In 1734 she married her […]

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Treaty of Greenville

The Treaty of Greenville was signed on August 3, 1795, at Fort Greenville, now Greenville, Ohio; it followed negotiations after the Native American loss at the Battle of Fallen Timbers a year earlier. It ended the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country and limited strategic parcels of land to the north and west. The […]

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