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 (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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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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