Pontiac’s Rebellion

Pontiac’s Rebellion Pontiac’s Rebellion Summary and Definition: Pontiac’s Rebellion, aka the Pontiac War (1763 – 1766), broke out in the Ohio River Valley. Chief Pontiac (1720-1769) was a powerful and respected head chief of the Ottawa, Chippewa and Potawatomi. Chief Pontiac led a rebellion of a number of tribes against the British and the colonists. […]

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How did Piqua get its Name?

How did the Town of Piqua get its name? Rosalie Yoakam, Contributing Writer Wednesday, June 25, 2014 A town grew out of the wilderness of Miami County after one pioneer built a log house near the Great Miami River in 1798. Job Gard, a former soldier under “Mad Anthony Wayne,” was the pioneer. The land […]

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One Hundred Stories from Our Own History by Lawton B. Evans (Milton Bradley Co., Springfield Mass. 1920.)

The Native American Story of Tecumseh America First—One Hundred Stories from Our Own History by Lawton B. Evans The Story of Tecumseh Tecumseh was probably the greatest American Indian that race has ever produced. He was the most eloquent orator ever known among the Indian tribes. When he spoke, his voice was deep and full, […]

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Piqua Shawnee

Piqua Shawnee From Bhamwiki   Bhamwiki, now in its tenth year, is an encyclopedic resource for anyone curious about Birmingham, Alabama and the region around it. We aim for accuracy, objectivity, and accessibility as we work steadily to expand our coverage. Bhamwiki has more than twelve thousand individual entries to explore. Peruse some of the […]

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The Treaty of Fort Wayne (1809)

The Treaty of Fort Wayne (1809) Tecumseh’s War The two principal adversaries in the conflict, chief Tecumseh and American politician William Henry Harrison, had both been junior participants in the Battle of Fallen Timbers at the close of the Northwest Indian Wars in 1794. Tecumseh was not among the Native American signers of the Treaty […]

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Shawnee Traditions By C.C. Trowbridge

Shownese Traditions. C. C. TROWBRIDGE, Edited by VERNON KLNIETZ and ERMINIE W. VOEGELIN. (Occasional Contributions from the Museum of Anthropology of the University of Michigan, No. 9, 71 pp. Ann Arbor, 1939.) Excerpt: This volume is the second to be published of the early nineteenth century manuscripts of C. C. Trowbridge on the ethnology of […]

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The Battle of Piqua

Battle of Piqua George Rogers Clark Throughout the American Revolution, Shawnee warriors conducted raids against American settlements in Kentucky. In the summer of 1780, George Rogers Clark, hoping to prevent further attacks, led 1,050 men against the Shawnee living in the Miami River Valley. Among Clark’s soldiers was frontiersman Daniel Boone. The Americans crossed the […]

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Shawnee Indian Chief Blue Jacket

Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket Who was Blue Jacket and why was this Native Indian chief famous? Summary: Blue Jacket (c1743 – c1810) was a famous war chief of the Shawnee Native Indian tribe.  Prior to the War of Independence he led victorious battles against General Josiah Harmar and General Arthur St. Clair. He fought against the […]

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