❖ July 2, 1809 ❖ Shawnee Chief Tecumseh calls on all Indians to unite and resist. Together, Tecumseh argued, the various tribes had enough strength to stop the whites from taking further land. By 1810, he had organized the Ohio Valley Confederacy, which united Indians from the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Winnebago, Menominee, Ottawa, and Wyandot nations.
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Indians Of The 19th Century After the Treaty of Greenville, some Indian groups settled on reservations in northwestern Ohio. However, during the next 30 to 40 years, the tribes gradually gave up their lands to the federal government and were moved west to reservations, generally in Kansas and Oklahoma. The Wyandot were the last to leave, in 1843. Some of the descendants of the Ohio Indians continue to live on western reservations. This portrait Shawnee military and political leader Tecumseh
The Shawnee Indians were living in the Ohio Valley as early as the late 1600s. The Iroquois Indians were unwilling to share these rich hunting grounds and drove the Shawnees away. As the power of the Iroquois weakened, the Shawnee Indians moved back into Ohio from the south and the east. They settled in the lower Scioto River valley.
Ottawa ~ one of the many native Indian tribes that lived in the vast lands of Canada
Blue Jacket, war chief of the shawnees in frontier ohio country, story is about a young white dutch boy who is captured by the shawnee and heroically earns adoption into the tribe and becomes great war chief. Widely taught as truth intill in 2007 DNA tests prove the story to be false, Blue Jacket was 100 percent indian, but still a very great story
Our 5th great grandfather Chief Shabbona, "Built Like A Bear". He was the nephew of Ottawa Chief Pontiac. Fall of 1800, his hunting party came across the Potawatomi tribe ("little brother" tribe to the Ottawa & the Ojibwa). He stayed with the Potawatomi tribe after taking their Chief Spotka's daughter, Coconoko, as his wife; years later becoming Chief of the Potawatomi