|Posted on September 28, 2018 at 9:10 AM|
By Joyce West | 6/07/17 9:30 AM
Often called the United States’ “forgotten war,” the War of 1812 left an indelible mark on our nation’s history. Kentuckians played a vital role and paid dearly for it: 64 percent of Americans killed in the war were Kentuckians.
Kentucky Life followed the trail of Kentucky&...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM|
A monument commemorates their departure in Hardin
The Shawnee Indians, also of Algonquian stock, lived in the east and Midwest. Their first contact with white men came in the 1600s. Early estimates of their population range from 3,000 to 50,000, although 10,000 appears to be the most probable estimate. Shawnee comes from the Algonquian word ‘Shawun’ (shawunogi) meaning ‘southerner.’ The application...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 7, 2018 at 8:25 AM|
The Federal Road divided the traditional Upper Creeks from more assimilated Lower Creeks.
Creek ownership of traditional lands was endangered as land-hungry whites moved across it or...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 5, 2018 at 8:15 AM|
Alabama Historical Commission
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
The Fort Mims site commemorates the battle that led to the Creek War of 1813-14.
On August 30, 1813 over 700 Creek Indians destroyed Fort Mims. American settlers, U.S. allied Creeks, and enslaved African Americans had sought refuge in the stockade. The Creek warriors who carried out the attack we...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:35 AM|
By Jesse Greenspan
Tecumseh lost three close family members to frontier violence.
Born in 1768 in present-day Ohio, Tecumseh lived during an era of near-constant conflict between his Shawnee tribe and white frontiersmen. At age 6, Lord Dunmore’s War broke out after a series of...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 23, 2018 at 9:05 AM|
Visit the State of Alabama Indian Affairs Commission website for more information
The state of Alabama has long been the home of many Shawnee people. In fact, some historians state that perhaps the Shawnee people have inhabited Alabama for a longer period of time than any other geographic region...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 18, 2017 at 8:15 AM|
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and
demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify
all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service
of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 12, 2017 at 7:10 AM|
Tecumseh was born in 1768 near Chillicothe, Ohio. His father, Puckshinwau was a minor Shawnee war chief. His mother Methotaske was also Shawnee. Tecumseh came of age during the height of the French and Indian War and in 1774 his father was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant during Lord Dunmore’s War. This ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 8, 2017 at 1:45 PM|
Tecumseh, Shawnee Leader
Ruled ca. A.D. 1789-1813
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
(The Bridgeman Art Library, The Art Archive at Art Resource, NY)
Tecumseh in an 1881 engraving
Throughout history in many cultures, preserving the physical remains of great figures has been considered vital for religious, cultural, or political ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 12, 2017 at 8:45 AM|
Panther in the Sky, February 13, 1990
by James Alexander Thom (Author)
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,"...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 12, 2017 at 8:20 AM|
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 the lands he was asking for. After two weeks of negotiating, the Potawatomi leaders convinced the Miami to accept the treaty as...Read Full Post »
|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.
~ TecumsehRead Full Post »
|Posted on October 16, 2017 at 8:10 AM|
The Treaty of Fort Wayne (1809)
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 of Greenville, which had ended the war, when the Shawnee and other Native Americans ceded much of thei...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 2, 2017 at 8:45 AM|
Tecumseh: Vision of Glory
By Glenn Tucker
Pickle Partners Publishing, Nov 6, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 407 pages
In the years just preceding the War of 1812 one man, an Indian, dominated the American frontier—Tecumseh. He emerges here as a vivid, splendid character, a man of unusual talents and noble aims, whereas in much previous history and biography he has been depicted as a baffling, sinister, often bloody figure̵...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 15, 2017 at 8:35 AM|
History of the Shawnee Indians: From the Year 1681 to 1854, Inclusive
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...Read Full Post »