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Shawnee Chief Tecumseh Speech
Shawnee - An Algonquian language people; considered part of the Northeast Indians group. Hunted, fished, gathered, farmed; in ways similar to the more northern Algonquians. The Shawnee lived south, inhabiting the forests and woodlands centered on what the whites called the Ohio country.
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