History Of The Shawnee: Part 3

PART 3: As published in the Official Newsletter of the Piqua Shawnee (Fall 2018) By Barbara Lehmann, Piqua Shawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Barbara’s History Corner: Here is an article from Access Geneology (1/13/15): Bezallion informed the governor that the Shaonois of Carolina he was told had killed several Christians; whereupon the government of that […]

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History Of The Shawnee: Part 2

PART 2: As published in the Official Newsletter of the Piqua Shawnee (Fall 2018) By Barbara Lehmann, Piqua Shawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Barbara’s History Corner: Here is an article from Access Geneology (1/13/15): On De l’Isle’s map, also, we find the Savannah River called “R.des Chouanons,” with the “Chaouanons” located upon bothbanks in its […]

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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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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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