Tecumseh (U.S. National Park Service)

Tecumseh (U.S. National Park Service) Portrait of Shawnee chief Tecumseh based on sketch by Benson John Lossing Attributed to Owen Staples Quick Facts Significance:Shawnee leader Place of Birth:Scioto River, Ohio Date of Birth:March 9, 1768 Place of Death:Chatham-Kent, Canada Date of Death:October 5, 1813 Tecumseh began life in the Shawnee village of Piqua, Ohio on […]

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Shawnee – Prehistory

Shawnee – Prehistory Fort Ancient Monongahela cultures by Herb Roe   Some scholars believe that the Shawnee are descendants of the people of the precontact Fort Ancient culture of the Ohio region, although this is not universally accepted.[5][6][7] Fort Ancient culture flourished from 1000 to 1650 CE among a people who predominantly inhabited lands along […]

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Shawnee Tribe: Genealogy

Shawnee Tribe Updated: January 13, 2015 | Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Native American, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia Shawnee Indians (from shawŭn, ‘south’; shawŭnogi, ‘southerners.’ ). Formerly a leading tribe of South Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. By reason of the indefinite character of their name, their wandering habits, their connection with […]

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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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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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