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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George Blanchard’s Shawnee Language Revitalization

George Blanchard’s Shawnee Language Revitalization Absentee-Shawnee Elder George Blanchard’s Shawnee language classes were profiled on the PBS show “The American Experience” in 2009. George Blanchard describes the importance of the Shawnee language to the identity of the tribe. Colonial Williamsburg’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership provides American history and civics materials nationwide. For more […]

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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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Panther in The Sky By James Alexander Thom

Panther in the Sky, February 13, 1990 by James Alexander Thom (Author) (Historical Fiction)   What particularly distinguishes this splendidly vigorous and imaginative recreation of the life of the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh (1768-1813) is its bid to capture the spirit of Midwestern Indian culture from within,” commented PW. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.  […]

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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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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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