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Shawnee Chief Tecumseh Speech

The Shawnee Nation, United Remnant Band is Ohio’s ONLY State-recognized Tribe.

Shawnee chief Tecumseh, probably born in the old Shawnee village of Piqua, near the site of Springfield, Ohio, between 1768 and 1780. About 1800 his eloquence and his self-control made him a leader in conferences between the Indians and whites. Tecumseh and to his brother Tenskwatawa, popularly called "the Prophet", put together a scheme to organize a great democratic confederacy of tribes to resist the encroachment of the whites.

The Shawnee Indians history with mention of Tecumseh and how the Shawnee Indians are in Ohio history.

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

Chief Tecumseh: Tecumseh (War of 1812). His name means: "a flying tiger". A Shawnee Native, born of a Creek mother, near the banks of Mad River, a few miles from Springfield, Ohio.

Shawnee Midwest, Ohio, Pennsylvania