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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Organizer of Indian Confederation – Tecumseh

Organizer of Indian confederation – Tecumseh https://www.britannica.com/biography/Tecumseh-Shawnee-chief#ref252112   With inexhaustible energy, Tecumseh began to form an Indian confederation to resist white pressure. He made long journeys in a vast territory, from the Ozarks to New York and from Iowa to Florida, gaining recruits (particularly among the tribes of the Creek Confederacy, to which his mother’s […]

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Tecumseh, Shawnee Leader

Tecumseh, Shawnee Leader  Archaeology Ruled ca. A.D. 1789-1813 Tuesday, July 16, 2013 (The Bridgeman Art Library, The Art Archive at Art Resource, NY) Tecumseh in an 1881 engraving Throughout history in many cultures, preserving the physical remains of great figures has been considered vital for religious, cultural, or political reasons. Many Native Americans don’t share […]

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