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Shawnee warrior!

Don’t mess with Shawnee warriors. This British officer will soon wish he’d stayed in London. The British had a hard time figuring out that Indians didn’t stand in lines and fight. (Disease decimated Indians, not British troops)

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Vanished village

1812 Shawnee village: I am looking for the location of Muscatatuck, the name meaning something like Marshy people, name applied to the village and to the river. Their warriors may have participated in the 1812 Pigeon Roost Massacre. They may have had several villages in Jennings County, Indiana, also one at Oard Springs, Scott County.

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Big Jim (1834-about 1905) AKA Wapameepto, “Gives light as he walks” was a grandson of Tecumseh. The Big Jim Band, Kispoko Shawnee, settled in Oklahoma and became half of the Absentee Shawnee. Possibly the last great Shawnee traditionalist.

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Lady with no name

I am trying to understand my own family. 2021: 3rd great grandmother Sydonia Lydia Burcaw 1809-1870 —parents: William Henry Burcaw and Shawnee Native American woman (born 1750 New York. Died March 17, 1839 Westerville, Franklin County Ohio) They know where she’s buried but they can’t be bothered giving her a name?

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Tecumseh’s People

Absentee-Shawnee tribal headquarters is in Shawnee, Oklahoma, with 4,500 members. Two bands formed reservation: Big Jim Band, Li-Si-Wi-Nwi, mostly Kispoko, in Little Axe near Norman. White Turkey Band, near Shawnee. Three Septs (divisions) Hathawekela, Kispokotha, and Pekuwe, are represented, including Tecumseh’s descendants.

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Council House of the Kispoko Shawnee on the Hog Greek Reservation, Shawnee Township, Allen County, Ohio. This is Tecumseh’s people, and he no doubt met here. (though not recognized by the federal government, Shawnee still live on the Hog Creek Reservation)

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Cherokee Chief Tecumseh (1768-1813) was born near Chillicothe, Ohio to the Kispoko band of Shawnees. After his death, the Kispoko dwelt on the Hog Creek Reservation in Ohio. The Kispoko, including his descendants, live on the Absentee Shawnee Reservation, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

 

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Indian Old Fields, AKA Eskippakithiki (often applied to entire state) 18th century, Clark County Kentucky, palisaded Shawnee town with 200 families and traders’ cabins. Tecumseh’s 2nd wife, Mamte, may have born here in 1765.

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November 4, 1791 a party of perhaps 1,000 Miami, Shawnee, Potawatomi, and Delaware warriors surprise attacked and routed at least 1,000 soldiers on the Wabash River near Fort Recovery Ohio. Only 12 Americans escaped unharmed. Little Turtle of the Miami and Blue Jacket of the Shawnee fought against General St. Clair’s American soldiers and Kentucky militia. [about half of Custer’s 700 soldiers were casualties]

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Shawnee capital

Shannoah AKA Lower Shawneetown in Ohio extended along the Scioto River where it meets the Ohio River—it spilled across the river to South Portsmouth, Kentucky. The massive Shawnee town lasted from 1734 to 1758 when a flood destroyed it. (a Fort Ancient site from 1400 to 1650)

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