❖ 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. American Indian, Ohio History, Indian Wars, Indian Heritage, Native Heritage, Ohio Valley, Chiefs Tecumseh, Native American
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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
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