From Ohio History Central Weyapiersenwah (ca. 1743-1810), also spelled Wehyehpiherhsehnwah and commonly referred to by his English name Blue Jacket, was a prominent military leader of the Shawnee. During the Northwest Indian Wars (1785-1795), Blue Jacket and Miami Chief Little Turtle led an American Indian alliance against United States military forces in the Ohio Country, […]Read More Blue Jacket / Weyapiersenwah (ca. 1743-1810)
Blackfish (c. 1729-1779) Shawnee Leader https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackfish_(Shawnee_leader) Little is known about him, since he only appears in written historical records during the last three years of his life, primarily because of his interactions with the famous American frontiersmen Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton. When the Shawnees were defeated by Virginia in Dunmore’s War in 1774 , […]Read More Blackfish (c.1729-1779) Shawnee Leader
Tecumseh, Treaty of Fort Wayne and the Comet of 1811 In September 1809 William Henry Harrison, then governor of the Indiana Territory, invited the Potawatomi, Lenape, Eel River people, and the Miami to a meeting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the negotiations, Harrison promised large subsidies and payments to the tribes if they would cede […]Read More Tecumseh, Treaty of Fort Wayne and the Comet of 1811
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 […]Read More How did Piqua get its Name?
History of the Shawnee Indians: From the Year 1681 to 1854, Inclusive Henry Harvey Ephraim Morgan & sons, 1855 – Shawnee Indians – 306 pages Author Henry Harvey, member of the Religious Society of Friends spent time with the Shawnee Indians learning their history and culture. Although the intent was to teach the Shawnee doctrines […]Read More History of the Shawnee Indians: From the Year 1681 to 1854 by Henry Harvey (1855)
The Green Corn Ceremony (Wikipedia) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sioux Green Corn Dance c. 1860 The Green Corn Ceremony (Busk) is an annual ceremony practiced among various Native American peoples associated with the beginning of the yearly corn harvest. Busk is a term given to the ceremony by white traders, the word being a […]Read More Piqua Shawnee – Green Corn Ceremony