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Tecumseh Poem "Give Thanks"

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Tecumseh - Give Thanks

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.

Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.

If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

~ Tecumseh

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Pontiac's Rebellion

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 8:25 AM

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. Pontiac's Rebellion followed the defeat of the French in the French Indian War (1754-1763) and the c...

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How did Piqua get its Name?

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM

How did the Town of Piqua get its name?

Rosalie Yoakam, Contributing Writer

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fort Piqua

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 A...

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Piqua Shawnee

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Piqua Shawnee

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What are some traditional Shawnee Indian food recipes?

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM

What are some traditional Shawnee Indian food recipes?

Shawnee cakes and three sisters soup are some traditional recipes from the Shawnee Indians. Variations of these recipes were used by Native American tribes throughout North America and were also adapted by European settlers.

The exact origin of Shawnee cakes is unknown, but some historians believe the dish originally belonged to the Shawnee people. These simple fried corn cakes, also known as Johnny cakes...

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Shawnee Traditions By C.C. Trowbridge

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Shawnee Ceremonial Dance: Fall Bread Dance

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Shawnee Ceremonial Dance: Fall Bread Dance

As with other Indian Nations, Shawnee ritual was expressed most publicly in their dances. The Shawnee ritual year opened with the Spring Bread Dance and closed with the Fall Bread Dance. Some Shawnee groups had a Green Corn Dance, but it was not the beginning of the ritual year as in other northeastern or sout...

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The Shawnee Bluejacket Family

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The Shawnee Bluejacket Family

(This is a re-post of the Native Heritage Project)

Posted on August 22, 2012 by Roberta Estes

The Shawnee Bluejacket family reaches back into the mid-1700s. Records begin with Chief Bluejacket himself, also known by his Native names of Se-pet-te-he-nath, Big Rabbit, his name given at birth and Wa Weyapiersehnwaw, his adult c...

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The Shawnee Sun, 1: The First Indian-language Periodical Published in the United States

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 12:25 AM

The Shawnee Sun, 1

The First Indian-language Periodical

Published in the United States

Doug C. McMurtrie

November 1933 (Vol. 2, No. 4), pages 338 to 342

Transcribed by lhn; digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.

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History of the Shawnee Indians: From the Year 1681 to 1854 by Henry Harvey (1855)

Posted on September 15, 2017 at 8:35 AM

History of the Shawnee Indians: From the Year 1681 to 1854, Inclusive

Front Cover

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 and principles of the Christian Religion Henry Harvey took account of the Sha...

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The Shawanese prophet and Tecumseh / Huyot. (Wood Engraving)

Posted on September 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM" target="_blank">Library of Congress - Wood engravings--1810-1890.

Tecumseh,--Shawnee Chief,--1768-1813

Tenskwatawa,--Shawnee Prophet

Created / Published [between 1814 and 1890]

The Shawanese prophet and Tecumseh / Huyot.

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Ceremonial Pipe, Attributed to Tecumseh

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Ceremonial Pipe, Attributed to Tecumseh

From the Library of Congress

Ceremonial Pipe, Tecumseh


Filson Special Collections


Filson Historical Society

DIGITAL ID  icufaw apf0012

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Shawnee Spirituality

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Shawnee Spirituality

Posted on May 31, 2015 by Ojibwa

The Shawnee, whose name means “Southerners”, once occupied a vast region west of the Cumberland mountains of the Appalachian chain in what is now part of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Like the other Algonquian-speaking tribes of the western part of the Northeast Woodlands Culture Area, the Shawnee had a t...

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Genealogy: Indian Tribes of North America Shawnee Indians

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 9:45 AM" target="_blank">Shawnee Indians

Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Native American, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia

Updated: October 18, 2013

Shawnee Tribe: Meaning “southerners,&...

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Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (1995) MOVIE TNT

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM

You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content." target="_blank">Tecumseh: The LastWarrior (1995)

IMDB Information

Director: Larry Elikan...

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